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“Every Region of the World Should Have a -Vision”: Eurovision in the Asian Century

  • Jessica Carniel
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Abstract

In 2016, it was announced that the EBU had partnered with SBS to establish a new song contest for the Asia-Pacific region, but fans remain sceptical of the project’s viability. One challenge is the existence of other song contests in the region established by the Asian-Pacific Broadcasting Union. Other challenges emerge from regional politics and Australia’s own shifting relations within the region. This chapter explores fan perceptions of Australian foreign relations through the lens of the Eurovision Song Contest and the proposed Eurovision Asia Song Contest. Within this, it also considers other global forces, such as relations with the United States, Americanisation, and globalisation.

Keywords

Foreign relations Asia-Pacific region Americanisation Globalisation Cultural relations 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Jessica Carniel
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  1. 1.School of Arts and CommunicationUniversity of Southern QueenslandToowoombaAustralia

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