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Journal of Asian Studies (2020) 79 (3): 589–598.
Published: 01 August 2020
... that increasingly grapples with tensions between individual freedom and public health. Copyright © The Association for Asian Studies, Inc., 2020 2020 COVID-19 media spectacle Orientalism datafication surveillance state of emergency On May 9, 2020, I received an emergency alert text message...
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Journal of Asian Studies (2015) 74 (4): 797–820.
Published: 01 November 2015
... governance. The parades, turned into national celebrations of pride through the powerful role of a media spectacle, point to both leaders’ attempts at using nationalism and history as a means of bolstering public support. In both countries, this year's commemoration events were somewhat exceptional...
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Journal of Asian Studies (2019) 78 (1): 75–93.
Published: 01 February 2019
...” movie houses, urban residents could participate in an imagined multitude of likeminded spectators. While produced and circulated primarily for profit, such media spectacles did not necessarily induce docility and atomization in audiences. Their presentation of their movie stars created new...
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Journal of Asian Studies (2020) 79 (3): 707–738.
Published: 01 August 2020
... Hansen ( 2004 , 23) speaks of political performances, he talks about the construction of images, media events, and spectacles, but also “a certain linguistic style or conceptual vocabulary, a certain way of dressing and acting in public.” As compared to Schechner ( 2004 ), Hansen's notion of political...
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Journal of Asian Studies (2016) 75 (3): 621–648.
Published: 01 August 2016
...Ravinder Kaur Abstract This article is an against-the-grain reading of the highly publicized failure of the 2004 India Shining campaign. Aimed at the Indian publics, this mega-publicity spectacle sought to communicate the success of neoliberal reforms in transforming India from a developing nation...
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Journal of Asian Studies (2002) 61 (2): 678–679.
Published: 01 May 2002
... for Japanese anime, or "Japanimation," through cartoon, film, TV, video, and video games and digital formats. These three essays are a neat illustration of Thomas Elsaesser's proposition that the visual media is returning to the aesthetic of spectacle-attraction that first dominated cinema early...
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Journal of Asian Studies (1992) 51 (4): 824–850.
Published: 01 November 1992
... and the sight of tens of thousands of police. Here, as throughout the entire period of the succession rites, television, and the print media as well, framed opposition as peripheral or, worse, as only a spectacle to be watched. And while television let us know that these groups existed, we barely heard what...
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Journal of Asian Studies (2002) 61 (2): 676–678.
Published: 01 May 2002
... Elsaesser's proposition that the visual media is returning to the aesthetic of spectacle-attraction that first dominated cinema early in the twentieth century. Other essays, such as the excellent analysis of the Hong Kong scene, demonstrate animation's cross-media versatility, including its role in enhancing...
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Journal of Asian Studies (2010) 69 (3): 665–668.
Published: 01 August 2010
..., to South Africa, where the World Cup finals were held this summer. The inspiration for the forum is twofold. First, hosting large-scale spectacles has been an important part of China's resurgence to global centrality, something that was revealed most clearly by the Beijing Games and is being...
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Journal of Asian Studies (2010) 69 (4): 1290–1292.
Published: 01 November 2010
... movement-images into actual, intensive movements. In Untimely Bollywood , Rai explains how these new media function as movement-images/flowing-matter, and in so doing, he updates Deleuze's concepts of anomaly, becoming, and machinic assemblages within the context of Bollywood. And if that last sentence...
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Journal of Asian Studies (2014) 73 (4): 853–877.
Published: 01 November 2014
... thousands of participants, tens of thousands of spectators, and millions of followers on television and social media into a story that is unified, consumable, and quite often intoxicating. The emotiveness of such stories generates excitement as well as cynicism among the public, helps to mobilize state...
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Journal of Asian Studies (2016) 75 (4): 1136–1138.
Published: 01 November 2016
...–1912) of rapid modernization and nation-building through the present day, Japanese society has displayed an impressive interest in the sport of distance running. As Thomas Havens charts in this book, Japanese distance running as both consumable spectacle and participatory event reflects a number...
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Journal of Asian Studies (2018) 77 (1): 1–5.
Published: 01 February 2018
... region. Xinjiang is currently governed by the Chinese Communist Party as a specially administered part of the People's Republic of China, and has recently garnered headlines both domestically and globally, as PRC state media presents it as a hotbed of terrorist activity while various critics...
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Journal of Asian Studies (2004) 63 (4): 1099–1101.
Published: 01 November 2004
... parts of book detail, respectively, the origins and early activities of the movement, boycotts, and national commodity spectacles (a phrase used to encompass exhibitions, museums, stores, and advertising). The fourth part contains chapters entitled Nationalizing Female Consumers and Manufacturing...
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Journal of Asian Studies (2015) 74 (3): 763–765.
Published: 01 August 2015
... “proxies” (p. 2) exploit the transformative power of the spectacle, a key word in his analysis, but also, wielding a shifting mix of “sovereign power” and “governmentality” (p. 8), they aimed to turn Koreans into “self-regulating” subjects (p. 4)—a Foucauldian argument that is strikingly reminiscent...
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Journal of Asian Studies (2010) 69 (3): 669–676.
Published: 01 August 2010
... officials and their expo managers sought to organize a spectacle that would educate and mobilize a domestic audience in the pursuit of this state-led project. Today, as both Western and Chinese media note China's apparent “arrival” as a significant power in a global economy, Expo 2010 might be viewed...
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Journal of Asian Studies (2020) 79 (2): 429–454.
Published: 01 May 2020
... history, see Specht ( 2016 ). 9 On the fate of the Korean royal family under Japanese colonial rule, see C. Kim ( 2004 ). 10 This narrative is promulgated in many diverse kinds of media, including in a South Korean children's book (Kim Myŏnghŭi 2016 ). These sources typically elide...
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Journal of Asian Studies (2017) 76 (2): 535–539.
Published: 01 May 2017
... in the Age of Social Media . Edited by Sangjoon Lee and Abé Markus Nornes . Ann Arbor : University of Michigan Press , 2015 . 276 pp. ISBN: 9780472072521 (cloth, also available in paper and as e-book). Copyright © The Association for Asian Studies, Inc. 2017  2017...
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Journal of Asian Studies (2011) 70 (4): 1169–1171.
Published: 01 November 2011
... “political correctness,” really media inventions or rhetorical devices designed to evoke certain political connotations and are not suitable to be used as heuristic concepts. Choi's interpretations of a few other films and filmmakers are not as satisfactory. She is right when she claims Park Chan-wook's...
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Journal of Asian Studies (2021) 80 (4): 1112–1114.
Published: 01 November 2021
..., exposing the institution's affective machinery as a powerful technology of rule. This well-crafted monograph opens on the elaborate rituals of National Defense Day commemorations, as Rashid weaves between the backstage celebrities and the onstage spectacle that glorifies militarism and sacrifice...