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Imagi-Nations and Borderless Television

Imagi-Nations and Borderless Television
Media, Culture and Politics Across Asia

First Edition

September 2005 | 292 pages | SAGE India
`An outstanding book on a significant topic… I recommend this highly to interested readers' - Arvind Singhal, Professor and Presidential Research Scholar, Ohio University


`Imagi-Nations and Borderless Television neatly captures the revolution that television in Asia has gone through over the last 15 years…. Important for anyone wishing to understand the future of Asian television' - Andre Nair, Chairman and CEO Asia Pacific, Mediaedge: CIA


`The book is overdue… a useful reference for anyone who is interested in the development of transnational television in Asia' - Joseph Man Chan, Professor of Communications, Chinese University of Hong Kong


`Amos Owen Thomas takes us through this momentous change, with an extensively researched and cogently argued book. A must-read volume for scholars interested in television in Asia and around the world' - Daya K Thussu, Professor, University of Westminster


Surveying developments over the decade 1992–2001, this book chronicles and analyses the salient aspects of the impact of transnational television on the television and advertising industries in three regions—South Asia, Southeast Asia, and Northeast Asia. Through lively case studies from the Indian subcontinent, Greater China and the Malay Archipelago, the author examines developments with particular reference to their history, geography, cultural policies and broadcasting history, as also the concurrent evolution of domestic commercial television in each country.

Advent and Agenda
Footprints Across Asia
Contextualising Globalisation
Minding Border Crossings
Television on the Indian Subcontinent
Television around the Malay Archipelago
Television in Greater China
Comparative Globalisation
Policy Dialectics

"First-time researchers in this area will particularly appreicate the extensive appendices and bibliography (fully 20 percent of the book)."

D. Charisti
Ball State University
Choice Magazine

The book is well written and deals with a topic of great current concern-the role the electronic media plays at the international level in affecting the cultural, social and political lives of indigenous populations, particularly in the developing countries.

Pakistan Development Reviews

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ISBN: 9780761933960