Contemporary Asian Cinema: Popular Culture in a Global Frame

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Mai 2006



This book presents the most authoritative assessment of contemporary Asian cinema available. Each chapter describes the cultural aspects of popular film production, analyzing key films in the context of the national, the regional and the global. Topics covered include: film theory and Asian cinema, popular film genres, major industry figures, the "art film," connections between the state and commercial interests, cultural policies, representations of national identity, trends in international co-production, and more.


Introduction to Popular Asian Cinemas by Anne T. Ciecko (University of Massachusetts-Amherst, USA) 1. Film Theory and Asian Cinemas by Anne T. Ciecko 2. Indonesia by Krishna Sen (Curtin University of Technology, Australia) 3. Malaysia by William van der Heide (University of Newcastle, Australia) 4. Singapore by Jean Jan Uhde Yvonne Ng Uhde (University of Waterloo, Canada) 5. Vietnam by Panivong Norindr (University of Southern California, USA) 6. Thailand by Anchalee Chaiworaporn Adam Knee (Film critic, Bangkok, Thailand; Ohio University, USA) 7. Philippines by Jose B. Capino (Ateneo de Manila University, Philippines) 8. India by Corey K. Creekmur Jyotika Virdi (University of Iowa, USA; University of Windsor, Canada) 9. Sri Lanka by Wimal Dissanayake (University of Hawaii, USA) 10. Bangladesh by Zakir Hussain Raju (Independent University, Bangladesh) 11. Korea by Hyangjin Lee (University of Sheffield, UK) 12. Mainland China by Augusta Lee Palmer (Brooklyn College, USA) 13. Taiwan by Emilie Yueh-yu Yeh (Hong Kong Baptist University) 14. Hong Kong by Anne T. Ciecko 15. Japan by Darrell William Davis (University of New South Wales, Australia) Conclusion


Anne Tereska Ciecko is Associate Professor in the Department of Communication at the University of Massachusetts-Amherst. Her work on Asian and Asian diaspora cinemas has appeared widely in journals and anthologies.


An excellent introduction to Asian cinema. Screening the Past Each chapter is concise, clearly written, and accessible, giving a suitable foundation and introduction. Supplemented by more complex essays on individual films, this book should also be useful for upper level under-graduateand even MA courses. It will surely be popular with tecahers and students alike. Chris Berry, Goldsmiths College, Global Media and Communication (Vol. 3, 2007) Contemporary Asian Cinema is, therefore, certainly a welcome book that is not only valuable, but also an excellent introduction to Asian cinema. David Neo, La Trobe University
EAN: 9781845202361
ISBN: 1845202368
Untertitel: 'Asian Cinema'. English. Sprache: Englisch.
Erscheinungsdatum: Mai 2006
Seitenanzahl: 250 Seiten
Format: gebunden
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