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Digital Culture and Humanities

Reconceptualizing the Digital Humanities in Asia

New Representations of Art, History and Culture

Editors: Kung, Kaby Wing-sze (Ed.)

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  • Integrates original interdisciplinary and transdisciplinary evidence-based research conducted in Asia
  • Provides up-to-date references for research in the burgeoning field of the digital humanities 
  • Presents new and diverse scholarly voices in the digital humanities from Asia in areas of art, literature, film, music, visual culture, media, and animation, gaming, and Internet culture
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This book examines new forms of representation that have changed our perception and interpretation of the humanities in an Asian, and digital, context. In analyzing written and visual texts, such as the use of digital technology and animation in different works of art originating from Asia, the authors demonstrate how literature, history, and culture are being redefined in spatialized relations amid the trend of digitization. Research studies on Asian animation are in short supply, and so this volume provides new and much needed insights into how art, literature, history, and culture can be presented in innovative ways in the Asian digital world. The first section of this volume focuses on the new conceptualization of the digital humanities in art and film studies, looking at the integration of digital technologies in museum narration and cinematic production. The second section of the volume addresses the importance of framing these discussions within the context of gender issues in the digital world, discussing how women are represented in different forms of social media.  The third and final section of the book explores the digital world’s impacts on people’s lives through different forms of digital media, from the electromagnetic unconscious to digital storytelling and digital online games. This book presents a novel contribution to the burgeoning field of the digital humanities by informing new forms of representation and interpretations, and demonstrating how digitization can influence and change cultural practices in Asia, and globally. It will be of interest to students and scholars interested in digitization from the full spectrum of humanities disciplines, including art, literature, film, music, visual culture, media, and animation, gaming, and Internet culture.

"This is a well-written book, and I enjoyed reading it. The first impression of the book is that it is very innovative - a down-to-the-earth academic volume that discusses digital culture."
- Professor Anthony Fung, Professor, Director, School of Journalism and Communication, The Chinese University of Hong Kong

"This book has contributed to the existing field of humanities by informing new forms of representation and interpretations, and how digitization may change cultural practices. There is comprehensive information on how the humanities in the digital age can be applied to a wide range of subjects including art, literature, film, pop music, music videos, television, animation, games, and internet culture."
- Dr Samuel Chu, Associate Professor, The Faculty of Education, The University of Hong Kong 


About the authors

Dr Kaby Wing-Sze Kung obtained her Doctoral Degree from School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London. She is currently an Assistant Professor of English and Comparative Literature at the School of Arts and Social Sciences, The Open University of Hong Kong. Her research interests are Chinese Feminism, Chinese-Western Comparative Literature, Modern and Contemporary Chinese Literature and Film, as well as Chinese Diasporic Writing and Film.

Table of contents (11 chapters)

Table of contents (11 chapters)
  • Museum Narration: A Memory-Driven Storyscape

    Pages 3-15

    Liu, Yaxi

  • Gazing of the Wuxia Body: Digital Visual Effects, Looking Relations, and Spectatorship in Peter Chan’s Wu Xia (2011)

    Pages 17-30

    Lau, Dorothy Wai Sim

  • Cinematic Contemplation Online: The Art and Philosophy of Life-world Series (2017)

    Pages 31-52

    Gutierrez, Jose, III

  • Cinematic Surrealism of the Interactive Virtual Space

    Pages 53-71

    Yip, David Kei-Man

  • Selfies: Putting the “Me” into Media

    Pages 75-94

    Garner, Ana Oliveira

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Reconceptualizing the Digital Humanities in Asia
Book Subtitle
New Representations of Art, History and Culture
Editors
  • Kaby Wing-sze Kung
Series Title
Digital Culture and Humanities
Series Volume
2
Copyright
2020
Publisher
Springer Singapore
Copyright Holder
Springer Nature Singapore Pte Ltd.
eBook ISBN
978-981-15-4642-6
DOI
10.1007/978-981-15-4642-6
Hardcover ISBN
978-981-15-4641-9
Series ISSN
2520-8640
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIV, 198
Number of Illustrations
5 b/w illustrations, 39 illustrations in colour
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