Journal Category: IAFOR Journal of Asian Studies

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Impact of Political Freedom and Uncertainty Avoidance on Anonymous Source Use in Media

Authors: Abhijit Mazumdar, Park University, Missouri, USA Bhavna Wal, Sri Ramswaroop Memorial University, India Email: Abhijit.mazumdar7@gmail.com Published: October 29, 2018 https://doi.org/10.22492/ijas.4.1.03 Citation: Mazumdar, A., & Wal, B. (2018). Impact of Political Freedom and Uncertainty Avoidance on Anonymous Source Use in Media. IAFOR Journal of Asian Studies, 4(1). https://doi.org/10.22492/ijas.4.1.03 Abstract This research paper undertakes a quantitative

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Revolution, Forgery and The Failures of Historical Materialism: Reconsidering Walter Benjamin’s “Theses on the Philosophy of History” through Mao Dun’s Early Fiction

Author: Aleksander Sedzielarz, University of Minnesota, USA Email: sedzi002@umn.edum Published: October 29, 2018 https://doi.org/10.22492/ijas.4.1.02 Citation: Sedzielarz, A. (2018). Revolution, Forgery and The Failures of Historical Materialism: Reconsidering Walter Benjamin’s “Theses on the Philosophy of History” through Mao Dun’s Early Fiction. IAFOR Journal of Asian Studies, 4(1). https://doi.org/10.22492/ijas.4.1.02 Abstract The story “Stone Tablet” (1930), written by

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Ethnicity in South Asia: The Sri Lankan Context

Author: Rajkumar Singh, B.N. Mandal University, India Email: rajkumarsinghpg@yahoo.com Published: October 29, 2018 https://doi.org/10.22492/ijas.4.1.01 Citation: Singh, R. (2018). Ethnicity in South Asia: The Sri Lankan Context. IAFOR Journal of Asian Studies, 4(1). https://doi.org/10.22492/ijas.4.1.01 Abstract Ethnicity has gained prominence in South Asian politics today for two reasons. First, the growth of sectarian political parties throughout the

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IAFOR Journal of Asian Studies: Volume 4 – Issue 1

IAFOR Journal of Asian Studies: Volume 4 – Issue 1 Editor: Dr Seiko Yasumoto, University of Sydney, Australia Published: October 29, 2018 ISSN: 2187-6037 https://doi.org/10.22492/ijas.4.1 Articles Ethnicity in South Asia: The Sri Lankan Context Rajkumar Singh, B.N. Mandal University, India Revolution, Forgery and The Failures of Historical Materialism: Reconsidering Walter Benjamin’s “Theses on the Philosophy

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LGBT Rights in Southeast Asia: One Step Forward, Two Steps Back?

Authors: Cai Wilkinson, Deakin University, Australia Paula Gerber, Monash University, Australia Baden Offord, Curtin University, Australia Anthony J. Langlois, Flinders University, Australia Email: cai.wilkinson@deakin.edu.au Published: August 4, 2017 https://doi.org/10.22492/ijas.3.1.01 Citation: Wilkinson, C., Gerber, P., Offord, B., & Langlois, A. J. (2017). LGBT Rights in Southeast Asia: One Step Forward, Two Steps Back? IAFOR Journal of

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Mary Braddon and the English Heroine in Meiji-Era Japan

Author: Ian McArthur, University of Sydney, Australia Email: ian.mcarthur@sydney.edu.au Published: August 4, 2017 https://doi.org/10.22492/ijas.3.1.02 Citation: McArthur, I. (2017). Mary Braddon and the English Heroine in Meiji-Era Japan. IAFOR Journal of Asian Studies, 3(1). https://doi.org/10.22492/ijas.3.1.02 Abstract In the 1880s and 1890s, a large number of adaptive translations of European and American mystery novels were published in

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The Aftermath of Japan’s Ratification of the Hague Convention on Child Abduction: An Investigation into the State Apparatus of the Modern Japanese Family

Author: Takeshi Hamano, University of Kitakyushu, Japan Email: hamano@kitakyu-u.ac.jp Published: August 4, 2017 https://doi.org/10.22492/ijas.3.1.03 Citation: Hamano, T. (2017). The Aftermath of Japan’s Ratification of the Hague Convention on Child Abduction: An Investigation into the State Apparatus of the Modern Japanese Family. IAFOR Journal of Asian Studies, 3(1). https://doi.org/10.22492/ijas.3.1.03 Abstract The aim of this paper is

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IAFOR Journal of Asian Studies: Volume 3 – Issue 1

IAFOR Journal of Asian Studies: Volume 3 – Issue 1 Editor: Dr Seiko Yasumoto, University of Sydney, Australia Published: August 4, 2017 ISSN: 2187-6037 https://doi.org/10.22492/ijas.3.1 Articles LGBT Rights in Southeast Asia: One Step Forward, Two Steps Back? Cai Wilkinson, Deakin University, Australia Paula Gerber, Monash University, Australia Baden Offord, Curtin University, Australia Anthony J. Langlois,

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Subtitling Chinese Humour: the English Version of A Woman, a Gun and a Noodle Shop (2009)

Author: Yilei Yuan, University of Glasgow, United Kingdom Email: y.yuan.1@research.gla.ac.uk Published: January 2016 https://doi.org/10.22492/ijas.2.1.07 Citation: Yuan, Y. (2016). Subtitling Chinese Humour: the English Version of A Woman, a Gun and a Noodle Shop (2009). IAFOR Journal of Asian Studies, 2(1). https://doi.org/10.22492/ijas.2.1.07 Abstract Zhang Yimou is one of the most critically acclaimed Chinese film directors and

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The Taste of Ice Kacang: Xiaoqingxin Film as the Possible Prospect of Taiwan Popular Cinema

Author: Panpan Yang, University of Chicago, United States of America Email: panpan@uchicago.edu Published: January 2016 https://doi.org/10.22492/ijas.2.1.06 Citation: Yang, P. (2016). The Taste of Ice Kacang: Xiaoqingxin Film as the Possible Prospect of Taiwan Popular Cinema. IAFOR Journal of Asian Studies, 2(1). https://doi.org/10.22492/ijas.2.1.06 Abstract Although Xiaoqingxin Film has been widely recognized as a new sub-genre in

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Changes Manifest: Time, Memory, and a Changing Hong Kong

Author: Emma Tipson, University of Toronto, Canada Email: e.tipson@gmail.com Published: January 2016 https://doi.org/10.22492/ijas.2.1.05 Citation: Tipson, E. (2016). Changes Manifest: Time, Memory, and a Changing Hong Kong. IAFOR Journal of Asian Studies, 2(1). https://doi.org/10.22492/ijas.2.1.05 Abstract Ann Hui’s A Simple Life (2011), the story of a caretaker’s relationship to her middle class employers, in the director’s hands,

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Sentimentalism in Under the Hawthorn Tree

Author: Jing Meng, University of Nottingham, United Kingdom Email: aaxjm2@nottingham.ac.uk Published: January 2016 https://doi.org/10.22492/ijas.2.1.04 Citation: Meng, J. (2016). Sentimentalism in Under the Hawthorn Tree. IAFOR Journal of Asian Studies, 2(1). https://doi.org/10.22492/ijas.2.1.04 Abstract In Chinese films, the nostalgic mode has long ago permeated the representations of the Cultural Revolution, a period often associated with trauma and

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Sounds, Swords and Forests: An Exploration into the Representations of Music and Martial Arts in Contemporary Kung Fu Films

Author: Brent Keogh, Macquarie University, Australia Email: brent.keogh@mq.edu.au Published: January 2016 https://doi.org/10.22492/ijas.2.1.03 Citation: Keogh, B. (2016). Sounds, Swords and Forests: An Exploration into the Representations of Music and Martial Arts in Contemporary Kung Fu Films . IAFOR Journal of Asian Studies, 2(1). https://doi.org/10.22492/ijas.2.1.03 Abstract In the Wu Xia film Hero (Yimou, 2002), Jet Li’s character

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Contested Identities: Exploring the Cultural, Historical and Political Complexities of the “Three Chinas”

Authors: Qiao Li, Limkokwing University of Creative Technology, Malaysia Ros Jennings, University of Gloucestershire, United Kingdom Email: film.studies@hotmail.com Published: January 2016 https://doi.org/10.22492/ijas.2.1.02 Citation: Li, Q., & Jennings, R. (2016). Contested Identities: Exploring the Cultural, Historical and Political Complexities of the “Three Chinas”. IAFOR Journal of Asian Studies, 2(1). https://doi.org/10.22492/ijas.2.1.02 Abstract When facing the political, historical

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From Recording to Ritual: Weimar Villa and 24 City

Author: Jinhee Choi, King’s College London, United Kingdom Email: jinhee.choi@kcl.ac.uk Published: January 2016 https://doi.org/10.22492/ijas.2.1.01 Citation: Choi, J. (2016). From Recording to Ritual: Weimar Villa and 24 City. IAFOR Journal of Asian Studies, 2(1). https://doi.org/10.22492/ijas.2.1.01 Abstract This paper’s title is inspired by Guttmann’s 2004 book From Ritual To Record. It examines the remedial and ritual role

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Popular Culture: Islands of Fandom in East Asia

Author: Seiko Yasumoto, University of Sydney, Australia Email: seiko.yasumoto@sydney.edu.au Published: December 2014 https://doi.org/10.22492/ijas.1.1.06 Citation: Yasumoto, S. (2014). Popular Culture: Islands of Fandom in East Asia. IAFOR Journal of Asian Studies, 1(1). https://doi.org/10.22492/ijas.1.1.06 Abstract This paper investigates and evaluates pan-Asian exports of Japanese TV drama in a variety of formats within the domain of popular culture.

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Asian Identity: Regional Integration and Collective Memory of the Pacific War in Contemporary Japanese Society

Author: Maciej Pletnia, Tokyo University, Japan & Jagiellonian University, Poland Email: pletnia@gmail.com Published: December 2014 https://doi.org/10.22492/ijas.1.1.05 Citation: Pletnia, M. (2014). Asian Identity: Regional Integration and Collective Memory of the Pacific War in Contemporary Japanese Society. IAFOR Journal of Asian Studies, 1(1). https://doi.org/10.22492/ijas.1.1.05 Abstract Ever since late 1980s possibility of strengthening intraregional integration and establishing common

“Gotta Catch ‘Em All!”: Pokémon, Cultural Practice and Object Networks

Author: Jason Bainbridge, Swinburne University of Technology, Australia Email: jbainbridge@swin.edu.au Published: December 2014 https://doi.org/10.22492/ijas.1.1.04 Citation: Bainbridge, J. (2014). “Gotta Catch ‘Em All!”: Pokémon, Cultural Practice and Object Networks. IAFOR Journal of Asian Studies, 1(1). https://doi.org/10.22492/ijas.1.1.04 Abstract The Pokémon franchise is over seventeen years old, a networked assemblage of heterogeneous elements (manga, gaming, toys, anime) that

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Global Politics and a Cinema of Localism: Contemporary Taiwanese Film

Author: Robert Hyland, Queens University, Canada Email: r_hyland@bisc.queensu.ac.uk Published: December 2014 https://doi.org/10.22492/ijas.1.1.03 Citation: Hyland, R. (2014). Global Politics and a Cinema of Localism: Contemporary Taiwanese Film. IAFOR Journal of Asian Studies, 1(1). https://doi.org/10.22492/ijas.1.1.03 Abstract In the opening sequence of Wei Te-sheng’s Cape No. 7 (Hai Jiao Qi Hao) (2008), the lead character Aga smashes a

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Confucius Institutes and the Network: Communication Approach to Public Diplomacy

Authors: Terry Flew, Queensland University of Technology, Australia Falk Hartig, Frankfurt University, Germany Email: t.flew@qut.edu.au Published: December 2014 https://doi.org/10.22492/ijas.1.1.02 Citation: Flew, T., & Hartig, F. (2014). Confucius Institutes and the Network: Communication Approach to Public Diplomacy. IAFOR Journal of Asian Studies, 1(1). https://doi.org/10.22492/ijas.1.1.02 Abstract Discussions of public diplomacy in recent years have paid a growing

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Japan’s “Abenomics” Media Coverage: A Comparison between Print and Social Media

Authors: Barry Natusch, Nihon University, Japan Beryl Hawkins, Temple University, Japan Email: bnatusch@yahoo.com Published: December 2014 https://doi.org/10.22492/ijas.1.1.01 Citation: Natusch, B., & Hawkins, B. (2014). Japan’s “Abenomics” Media Coverage: A Comparison between Print and Social Media. IAFOR Journal of Asian Studies, 1(1). https://doi.org/10.22492/ijas.1.1.01 Abstract Mass media and social media shape public perceptions, and in turn, this

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IAFOR Journal of Asian Studies: Volume 1 – Issue 1

IAFOR Journal of Asian Studies: Volume 1 – Issue 1 Editor: Dr Seiko Yasumoto, University of Sydney, Australia Published: December 2014 ISSN: 2187-6037 https://doi.org/10.22492/ijas.1.1 Articles Japan’s “Abenomics” Media Coverage: A Comparison between Print and Social Media Barry Natusch, Nihon University, Japan Beryl Hawkins, Temple University, Japan Confucius Institutes and the Network: Communication Approach to Public

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IAFOR Journal of Asian Studies: Volume 2 – Issue 1

IAFOR Journal of Asian Studies: Volume 2 – Issue 1 Editor: Dr Seiko Yasumoto, University of Sydney, Australia (Guest Editor: Dr Robert Hyland) Published: January 2016 ISSN: 2187-6037 https://doi.org/10.22492/ijas.2.1 Articles From Recording to Ritual: Weimar Villa and 24 City Dr Jinhee Choi, King’s College London, United Kingdom Contested Identities: Exploring the Cultural, Historical and Political

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About the Journal

Aims & Scope The IAFOR Journal of Asian Studies is a progressive new journal that welcomes scholarship from the late 20th century into what is being called the Asian Century. It aims to explore social, economic, political and cultural trends in the growing connectivity across cultures in Asia. The cultural citizenship that is evolving from

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IAFOR Journal of Asian Studies

Editor: Dr Seiko Yasumoto ISSN: 2187-6037 Contact: ijas@iafor.org The IAFOR Journal of Asian Studies is an internationally reviewed and editorially independent interdisciplinary journal associated with IAFOR’s international conferences on Asian studies. Like all IAFOR publications, it is freely available to read online, and is free of publication fees for authors. The first issue was published