Colonialism and Nationalism in Asian Cinema

Colonialism and Nationalism in Asian Cinema

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As political barriers crumble, Asian cinema is increasingly attracting the attention of film critics, film scholars, and specialists in cultural studies. The relationship among cinema, nationhood, and history is as complex as it is fascinating, bringing us face to face with questions of power, ideology, truth, coloniality, post-coloniality, and representation. "Colonialism and Nationalism in Asian Cinema" deals with film traditions in nine Asian countries - Japan, China, Taiwan, Korea, Vietnam, Thailand, Indonesia, India, Sri Lanka, and Australia. This book should be particularly relevant to Asianists, anthropologists, film scholars, students of cultural studies and historians.
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  • Hardback | 256 pages
  • 154.9 x 236.2 x 25.4mm | 476.28g
  • Bloomington, IN, United States
  • English
  • 0253318041
  • 9780253318046

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Acknowledgments Introduction: Nationhood, History, and Cinema: Reflections on the Asian Scene Wimal Dissanayake 1. Warring Bodies: Most Nationalistic Selves Patricia Lee Masters 2. The Peace Divided in Japanese Cinema: Metaphors of a Demilitarized Nation Marie Thorsten Morimoto 3. Ideology of the Body in Red Sorghum: National Allegory, National Roots, and Third Cinema Yingjin Zhang 4. A Nation T(w/o)o: Chinese Cinema(s) and Nationhood(s) Chris Berry 5. Korean Cinema and the New Realism: Text and Context Isolde Standish 6. Melodramas of Korean National Identity: From Mandala to Black Republic Rob Wilson 7. Vietnamese Cinema: First Views John Charlot 8. Cinema and Nation: Dilemmas of Representation in Thailand Annette Hamilton 9. National Cinema, National Culture: The Idonesian Case Karl G. Heider 10. The Representation of Colonialism in Satyajit RayOs The Chess Players 11. Cinema, Nationhood, and Cultural Discourse in Sri Lanka Wimal Dissanayake 12. The End of the National Project? Australian Cinema in the 1990s Gramem Turner Contributors Index
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