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Palgrave Studies in Comics and Graphic Novels

Women’s Manga in Asia and Beyond

Uniting Different Cultures and Identities

Editors: Ogi, F., Suter, R., Nagaike, K., Lent, J.A. (Eds.)

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  • Includes representation of works from such nations as Australia, China, France/Belgium, Great Britain, Hong Kong, Japan, the Philippines, Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan, and the United States
  • Brings together academics and women's manga creators in the same volume
  • Offers a diversity of theoretical and empirical approaches to the study of manga
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Women’s Manga in Asia and Beyond offers a variety of perspectives on women’s manga and the nature, scope, and significance of the relationship between women and comics/manga, both globally as well as locally. Based on the activities since 2009 of the Women’s MANGA Research Project in Asia (WMRPA), the edited volume elucidates social and historical aspects of the Asian wave of manga from ever-broader perspectives of transnationalization and glocalization. With a specific focus on women’s direct roles in manga creation, it illustrates how the globalization of manga has united different cultures and identities, focusing on networks of women creators and readerships.

Taking an Asian regional approach combined with investigations of non-Asian cultures which have felt manga’s impact, the book details manga’s shift to a global medium, developing, uniting, and involving increasing numbers of participants worldwide. Unveiling diverse Asian identities and showing ways to unite them, the contributors to this volume recognize the overlaps and unique trends that emerge as a result.

About the authors

Fusami Ogi is Professor in the Department of English at Chikushi Jogakuen University, Japan. She has been a leader of the Women’s MANGA Research Project in Asia since 2009.

Rebecca Suter is Associate Professor and Chair in the Japanese Studies Department at The University of Sydney, Australia. Her main research interests are in modern Japanese literature and popular culture, particularly manga.

Kazumi Nagaike is Professor at the Global Education and Intercultural Advancement Center (GAIA) at Oita University, Japan. She is author of Fantasies of Cross-dressing: Japanese Women Write Male-Male Erotica (2012).

John A. Lent pioneered in the study of mass communication and popular culture in Asia (since 1964) and Caribbean (since 1968), comic art and animation, and development communication. He has authored or edited eighty-two books. He is Editor-in-Chief of the International Journal of Comic Art.

Table of contents (21 chapters)

Table of contents (21 chapters)
  • Japanese Homoerotic Manga in Taiwan: Same-Sex Love and Utopian Imagination

    Pages 5-23

    Martin, Fran

  • Hailing the Subject: Visual Progression and Queer Reading in Nananan’s Blue

    Pages 25-38

    Chiu, Monica

  • Queering Democracy Activism and Online Obscenities: Hong Kong Women’s Boys’ Love Protest

    Pages 39-51

    Jacobs, Katrien

  • Pleasurable Interplay in the 2.5-Dimensional World: Women’s Cosplay Performances in Singapore and the Philippines

    Pages 53-68

    Sugawa-Shimada, Akiko

  • Fudanshi (“Rotten Boys”) in Asia: A Cross-Cultural Analysis of Male Readings of BL and Concepts of Masculinity

    Pages 69-84

    Nagaike, Kazumi

Buy this book

eBook $89.00
price for USA in USD (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-319-97229-9
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $119.99
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-3-319-97228-2
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Women’s Manga in Asia and Beyond
Book Subtitle
Uniting Different Cultures and Identities
Editors
  • Fusami Ogi
  • Rebecca Suter
  • Kazumi Nagaike
  • John A. Lent
Series Title
Palgrave Studies in Comics and Graphic Novels
Copyright
2019
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-97229-9
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-97229-9
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-97228-2
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXXI, 366
Number of Illustrations
109 b/w illustrations
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