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Journal Title: Journal of Asian Pacific Communication
Volume/Issue:   23/1
Issue Title: Animation in Asia
Date: 2013
Table of Contents: 2013. v, 177 pp.

Tabel of Contents

Introduction 1 – 2

Special issue: Animation papers

The sweet smell of Japan: Anime, manga, and Japan in North America
Antonia Levi 3 – 18

Chinese animation: An historical and contemporary analysis
John A. Lent and Xu Ying 19 – 40

From mousedeer to alien creatures: An overview of Malaysian animation
Hassan Muthalib 41 – 65

The coming of age of Indian animation
Kanakasabapathy Pandyan 66 – 85

Regular Papers

The impact of touchy topics on vague language use
Grace Zhang 87 – 118

Lao as a touch stone: Language use among ethnic minority students in Laos
Manynooch Faming 119 – 143

On mediators’ management of disagreement with disputants in Chinese televised dispute mediation
An Mei-li and Ming-e Peng 144 – 165

Book review

English in Asian Popular Culture Edited by Jamie Lee and Andrew Moody
Reviewed by Wang Lei 167 – 175
Publisher: John Benjamins
Linguistic Field(s): Discourse Analysis
Sociolinguistics
Subject Language(s): Chinese, Mandarin
Japanese
Negeri Sembilan Malay
 
LL Issue: 24.1807