Colonialism and Nationalism in Asian Cinema

Colonialism and Nationalism in Asian Cinema

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... an important collective work for communication practitioners, students, and scholars who want to have a deeper understanding of film making in Asia and of the promotion of nationalism through communication." -Media Asia... a momentous contribution to the study of colonialism and postcoloniality in Asia... " -The Journal of Asian StudiesThis is an excellent model for studies in how the popular, art, and experimental cinemas function in the consideration of nationhood as a configuration of symbols.... This anthology provides an interesting discussion by offering a theoretical framework from which to examine the complex topics of nation, state, identity formation, and collective history in the realm of cinema. It becomes an even more effective tool by playing itself out within a diverse Asian context." -AfterimageEssays examine the representation of the interlocking discourses of nationhood and history in Asian cinema, dealing with film traditions in Japan, China, Taiwan, Korea, Vietnam, Thailand, Indonesia, India, Sri Lanka, and Australia.show more

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  • Paperback | 224 pages
  • 154 x 230 x 22mm | 399.17g
  • Indiana University Press
  • Bloomington, IN, United States
  • English
  • 0253208955
  • 9780253208958
  • 1,329,465

About Adjunct Fellow East-West Center Hawaii Scholar in Residence Wimal Dissanayake

WIMAL DISSANAYAKE, Senior Fellow at the East-West Center, Hawaii, is the author of several books on cinema, the latest being Melodrama and Asian Cinema.show more

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AcknowledgmentsIntroduction: Nationhood, History, and Cinema: Reflections on the Asian SceneWimal Dissanayake1. Warring Bodies: Most Nationalistic SelvesPatricia Lee Masters2. The Peace Divided in Japanese Cinema: Metaphors of a Demilitarized NationMarie Thorsten Morimoto3. Ideology of the Body in Red Sorghum: National Allegory, National Roots, and Third CinemaYingjin Zhang4. A Nation T(w/o)o: Chinese Cinema(s) and Nationhood(s)Chris Berry5. Korean Cinema and the New Realism: Text and ContextIsolde Standish6. Melodramas of Korean National Identity: From Mandala to Black RepublicRob Wilson7. Vietnamese Cinema: First ViewsJohn Charlot8. Cinema and Nation: Dilemmas of Representation in ThailandAnnette Hamilton9. National Cinema, National Culture: The Idonesian CaseKarl G. Heider10. The Representation of Colonialism in Satyajit Ray'sThe Chess Players11. Cinema, Nationhood, and Cultural Discourse in Sri LankaWimal Dissanayake12. The End of the National Project? Australian Cinema in the 1990sGramem TurnerContributorsIndexshow more

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