Surveillance in Asian Cinema

This book focuses on Asian and Asia-based films and cinematic traditions obscured by lopsided western hegemonic discourse and—more specifically—probes these films’ treatments of a phenomenon that western film often portrays with neo ...

Surveillance in Asian Cinema

Critical theory and popular wisdom are rife with images of surveillance as an intrusive, repressive practice often suggestively attributed to eastern powers and opposed to western liberalism. Hollywood-dominated global media has long promulgated a geopoliticized east-west axis of freedom vs. control. This book focuses on Asian and Asia-based films and cinematic traditions obscured by lopsided western hegemonic discourse and—more specifically—probes these films’ treatments of a phenomenon that western film often portrays with neo-orientalist hysteria. Exploring recent and historical movies made in post-social and anti-Communist societies such as China, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Vietnam and South Korea, the book picks up on the political and economic concerns implicitly underlying Sinophobic and anti-Communist Asian images in Hollywood films while also considering how these societies and states depict the issues of centralization, militarization and technological innovation so often figured as distinctive of the difference between eastern despotism and western liberalism.

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Surveillance in Asian Cinema
Language: en
Pages: 284
Authors: Karen Fang
Categories: Performing Arts
Type: BOOK - Published: 2017-02-24 - Publisher: Routledge

Critical theory and popular wisdom are rife with images of surveillance as an intrusive, repressive practice often suggestively attributed to eastern powers and opposed to western liberalism. Hollywood-dominated global media has long promulgated a geopoliticized east-west axis of freedom vs. control. This book focuses on Asian and Asia-based films and
Surveillance in Asian Cinema
Language: en
Pages: 284
Authors: Karen Fang
Categories: Performing Arts
Type: BOOK - Published: 2017-02-24 - Publisher: Taylor & Francis

Critical theory and popular wisdom are rife with images of surveillance as an intrusive, repressive practice often suggestively attributed to eastern powers and opposed to western liberalism. Hollywood-dominated global media has long promulgated a geopoliticized east-west axis of freedom vs. control. This book focuses on Asian and Asia-based films and
Renegotiating Film Genres in East Asian Cinemas and Beyond
Language: en
Pages: 266
Authors: Lin Feng, James Aston
Categories: Performing Arts
Type: BOOK - Published: 2020-11-16 - Publisher: Springer Nature

This book brings together nine original chapters to examine genre agency in East Asian cinema within the transnational context. It addresses several urgent and pertinent issues such as the distribution and exhibition practices of East Asian genre films, intra-regional creative flow of screen culture, and genre’s creative response to censorship.
The Cold War and Asian Cinemas
Language: en
Pages: 352
Authors: Poshek Fu, Man-Fung Yip
Categories: Performing Arts
Type: BOOK - Published: 2019-12-19 - Publisher: Routledge

This book offers an interdisciplinary, historically grounded study of Asian cinemas’ complex responses to the Cold War conflict. It situates the global ideological rivalry within regional and local political, social, and cultural processes, while offering a transnational and cross-regional focus. This volume makes a major contribution to constructing a cultural
The Chinese Cinema Book
Language: en
Pages: 336
Authors: Song Hwee Lim, Julian Ward
Categories: Performing Arts
Type: BOOK - Published: 2020-04-30 - Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

This revised and updated new edition provides a comprehensive introduction to the history of cinema in mainland China, Hong Kong and Taiwan, as well as to disaporic and transnational Chinese film-making, from the beginnings of cinema to the present day. Chapters by leading international scholars are grouped in thematic sections