Vol 2 No 4 (2020): Asian Tigers in the Digital Jungles
Asian Tigers in the Digital Jungles

Southeast Asia is the most densely populated region in the world, where neighboring states are political and economic heavyweights, leading players in a globalized world, and small countries that retain their distinctive appearance and style. It is a cauldron of ethnic groups, religions, worldviews, which has given rise to many alternative ways of integrating traditions and modernity.

In particular, Asian media, especially electronic ones, and social networks such as Chinese Weibo, WeiChat, Tencent and Qzone, South Korean Naver, and Japanese Line can serve as an example of such integration.

East Asian cinema and TV-show production display clear influence of Western, primarily Hollywood, standards. Yet they have many original characteristics, some of which are due to national historical experience and mentality, while others are dictated by state censorship and political agenda.

No less interesting is the representation that Asian peoples and cultures receive in Western cinema and commercials, and the recent growing protest of East and Southeast Asian natives against discrimination and stereotyping of their image.

This issue is devoted to the specifics of the Asian mass media, their relationship with the culture, economic processes and political practices of the states of the Far East and the Pacific region.

Guest Editor: Elina A. Sarakaeva, PhD, Hainan College of Economics and Business. Haikou, China.

Full Issue

Asian Tigers in the Digital Jungles

Svetlana V. Obolkina
The Cyborg’s Topos: Europe vs Asia
Abstract views: 748 | Galleys Downloads: 17225
pdf (Русский)
Nikolai B. Afanasov
Insects and Rain. Anime beyond Human
Abstract views: 520 | Galleys Downloads: 16911
pdf (Русский)
Serguey N. Yakushenkov, Olesya S. Yakushenkova
Old Wine into New Wineskins: Chinese Vloggers between Tradition and Modernity
Abstract views: 572 | Galleys Downloads: 15931
pdf (Русский)
Shiyu Zheng
Chinese Fans’ Patriotism Creating Quandary in the Digital Media Era
Abstract views: 1051 | Galleys Downloads: 16589
Maksym W. Kyrchanoff
Inventing Nostalgia for the “Golden Age” of the National Middle Ages and Fear of the Future: Nationalism, Memory and Phobias of Medievalism and Futurism in Japanese Mass Culture
Abstract views: 761 | Galleys Downloads: 15929
Asia A. Sarakaeva
Political Philosophy of Chinese Historical TV-Shows
Abstract views: 298 | Galleys Downloads: 14164
pdf (Русский)
Olesya S. Yakushenkova, Rastyam T. Aliev
K/J/C-Pop and Images of “Asianness” in the Russian Internet Segment: Webometric Analysis
Abstract views: 600 | Galleys Downloads: 16441
pdf (Русский)

Critics & Reviews

Elina A. Sarakaeva
Gods and Demons, Beauties and Zombies: through the pages of Chinese educational magazine “Cultural Heritage of China”
Abstract views: 325 | Galleys Downloads: 220