Asian Visual Cultures
Asian Studies
Saskia Gieling, Shannon Cunningham (US & Canada)
Jeroen de Kloet, University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Edwin Jurriëns, The University of Melbourne, Australia
Geografische scope:
Asia General

This series focuses on visual cultures that are produced, distributed and consumed in Asia and by Asian communities worldwide. Visual cultures have been implicated in creative policies of the state and in global cultural networks (such as the art world, film festivals and the Internet), particularly since the emergence of digital technologies. Asia is home to some of the major film, television and video industries in the world, while Asian contemporary artists are selling their works for record prices at the international art markets. Visual communication and innovation is also thriving in transnational networks and communities at the grass-roots level. This series seeks to explore how the texts and contexts of Asian visual cultures shape, express and negotiate new forms of creativity, subjectivity and cultural politics. It specifically aims to probe into the political, commercial and digital contexts in which visual cultures emerge and circulate, and to trace the potential of these cultures for political or social critique. It welcomes scholarly monographs and edited volumes in English by both established and early-career researchers.

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Asian ball-jointed dolls

Editorial Board:
- Gaik Cheng Khoo, University of Nottingham, United Kingdom
- Helen Hok-Sze Leung, Simon Fraser University, Canada
- Larissa Hjorth, RMIT University, Melbourne, Australia
- Amanda Rath, Goethe University, Frankfurt, Germany
- Anthony Fung, Chinese University of Hong Kong
- Lotte Hoek, Edinburgh University, United Kingdom
- Yoshitaka Mori, Tokyo National University of Fine Arts and Music, Japan

Proposals Welcome:
We invite scholars at any stage of their careers to share their book proposals and draft manuscripts with us on a subject within Asian Studies.

Proposals for monographs or edited volumes should kindly follow the standard AUP Proposal format and should also include the envisaged table of contents or overview of the volume and abstracts of the proposed chapters or articles. 

Further Information:
For questions or to submit a proposal, contact our commissioning editors: Saskia Gieling (Senior Commissioning Editor Asian Studies, and Shannon Cunningham (Commissioning Editor Asian Studies, US & Canada,


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