The distinct character on cover reveals the theme sharply.
The main image creates spacious perception and balance off the virtual-reality difference from the content photos.
Bilingual writing conveniences both local and oversea readers.
Characteristics of different Cosplay cultures in East Asia are supplemented on top of research content.
紙本規格 Book Specification
250 mm x 150 mm
Traditional Chinese and English
Popular Culture/ Social Science
Author: Katrien Jacobs
Translator: Jing Yang
Eric, K. W. Ma (Professor, School of Journalism and Communication, CUHK): “This book offers a very compelling and readable visual ethnographic account… her exquisite and sensitive depictions draw readers into a deeper involvement with the characters and stories… The author’s detailed articulation leads readers to step back from their quest for exotic novelties, helps them to enter the daily life of transgendered people and cosplayers, and hence invites them to start their own interpretive re-rereading and rediscovery and reflection… With a focus on visualise, body and identity, this book also helps readers understand body politics and of consumer culture in general.
Travis, S. K. Kong (Assistant Professor, Department of Sociology, HKU): “Hong Kong needs Katrien. Not just due to the fact that she is famous in using provocative and controversial materials as a tool of pedagogy in helping students understand digital networks, media technologies, arts and censorship but also because of the fact that her work brings a new direction to academic endeavour… She always challenges conventional research methodology with creative and audiovisual documentation, blurs academic disciplines with artistic creation, and expands our imaginations of the impossible…
This book is a travelogue of a Belgian scholar’s discovery of popular cultures and ACG (Anime, Comics and Games) subcultures in East Asia…
Kyoto: Animating Ball-Jointed Dolls and the Deity of Transformation
Hong Kong: Subterranean Journey into Cross-Dressing and Transsexualism
Beijing: Communist Events Organization and Artistic Cooperation
Bandung: Breath of Fire in the Lucky Square’s Parking Garage
This bilingual book records the experience of ACG lovers and cosplayers in understanding their imagined selves in both reality and fantasy, as well as reflecting on major social and political issues of ACG subcultures, digital technologies and virtual fantasy processes.
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