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Cultural industries and the state in East and Southeast Asia

This volume examines the relations between cultural industries and the state in East and Southeast Asia (hereafter “East Asia”), comprising mainly the urban centers and middle classes of Taiwan, South Korea, Japan, Singapore, Indonesia, Malaysia, China, Thailand, Vietnam, and the Philippines. We analyze the emergence of new cultural industries throughout East Asia by looking at the processes by which popular culture is produced, distributed and consumed, with particular attention to the role of states in these processes.