Mobile Gaming in Asia

Politics, Culture and Emerging Technologies

  • Dal Yong Jin

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-vi
  2. Emergence of Asian Mobile Games

  3. Mobile Game Politics and Digital Economy

  4. Mobile Gaming and Youth Culture

  5. Social Gaming, Use, and Consumers

  6. Back Matter
    Pages 243-247

About this book


This book analyzes mobile gaming in the Asian context and looks into a hitherto neglected focus of inquiry – a localized mobile landscape, with particular reference to young Asians’ engagement with mobile gaming. This edition focuses not only on the remarkable success of local mobile games, but also on the significance of social milieu in the development of Asian mobile technologies and gaming culture. It analyzes the growth of the current mobile technologies and mobile gaming not as separate but as continuous developments in tandem with the digital economy. It is of interest to both academics and a broader readership from the business, government, and information technology sectors.


Asian modernity in smartphone culture Comparative mobile game studies in Asia Gendered consumption and production of mobile games in Asia Government regulations and mobile game play in Asia Mobile game fandom and free labor in Asia Mobile games and globalization in Asia Mobile games and regionalization in Asia Mobile gaming and the role of apps in Asia Mobile gaming as social technology/media in Asia Mobile gaming in Asia Mobile technologies and youth culture in Asia Mobility and entertainment in Asia New media and experimental mobile gaming in Asia Political economy of mobile gaming in Asia

Editors and affiliations

  • Dal Yong Jin
    • 1
  1. 1.School of CommunicationSimon Fraser UniversityBurnabyCanada

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht 2017
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Social Sciences Social Sciences (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-94-024-0824-9
  • Online ISBN 978-94-024-0826-3
  • Series Print ISSN 2468-2403
  • Series Online ISSN 2468-2411
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