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
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.