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[Commlist] IJoC Publishes a Special Section on East Asia in Action

Wed Jul 24 01:30:11 GMT 2019

International Journal of Communication Publishes a Special Section on
“East Asia in Action”
 How does activist media communication change East Asia?
 It is widely acknowledged that media communication and movement activism
shape each other in significant ways. But less is known about how they
operate in the context of East Asia, where centralized authority and
Confucian ideology prevail. Guest-edited by Chiaoning Su and Tin-Yuet Ting,
this Special Section on East Asia in Action brings together five empirical
articles (plus an editorial introduction) to examine the latest trends and
reflect critically on their impact on civic-political participation and
social change in the region. With an emphasis on the variety and co-existence of diverse media forms,
these articles provide new perspectives on the equivocal conceptualizations
of activist media communication, and analyzes their potentials in East Asia.
This is illustrated in the articles by Tin-Yuet Ting (The Hong Kong
Polytechnic University) and Satoru Aonuma (International Christian
University), that offer a glimpse into the role of media practices in the
emergence and proliferation of popular protests in Hong Kong and Japan,
where a tradition of political activism and radical protest had been
 The distinctive patterns and premises of activist media communication
engendered within the specific contexts of East Asian societies are shown in
the articles by Chiaoning Su (Oakland University), Penchan Phoborisut
(California State University-Fullerton), and Wei Lit Yew (Yale-NUS College).
These scholars offer timely insights into the communication strategies and
networks for engaging potential supporters and appealing to citizens in
Taiwan, Thailand, and China, respectively. While existing studies have largely drawn on experiences from western
democracies and cultures, this Special Section generates fresh insights on
the role and impact of activist media, particularly under authoritarian
regimes. Moreover, this collection of work sheds light on some of the new
avenues through which citizens and protestors have become adept at
developing more innovative and resilience forms of communicative practices
for advancing democracy and social justice in East Asia. We invite you to read this new Special Section that published in the
International Journal of Communication on July 22, 2019.  Please go to to access these articles.  We look forward to your feedback!
 East Asia in Action: Activist Media Communication in New Perspectives -
Chiaoning Su, Tin-Yuet Ting
 Everyday Networked Activism in Hong Kong’s Umbrella Movement: Expanding on
Contemporary Practice Theory to Understand Activist Digital Media Usages
Tin-Yuet Ting
 Contesting Big Brother: Joshua Wong, Protests, and the Student Network of
Resistance in Thailand
Penchan Phoborisut
 Contentious Performance and/as Public Address: Notes on Social Movement
Rhetorics in Post-Fukushima Japan
Satoru Aonuma
 An Alternative Chronicle of Natural Disaster: Social Justice Journalism in
Chiaoning Su
 Matrix of Free Spaces in China: Mobilizing Citizens and the Law Through
Digital and Organizational Spaces
Wei Lit Yew


Larry Gross                                                        Editor
 Arlene Luck
Managing Editor         Chiaoning Su, Tin-Yuet Ting
Guest Editors
International Journal of Communication (IJoC)
USC Annenberg Press
University of Southern California

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