Contemporary Asian Cinema: Popular Culture in a Global Frame
Anne Tereska Ciecko
Bloomsbury Academic, May 2, 2006 - Performing Arts - 250 pages
Asia produces more films than any other part of the world. With chapters on Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore, Vietnam, Thailand, the Philippines, India, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Korea, Mainland China, Taiwan, Hong Kong and Japan, 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 national, the regional and the global context. 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, transnational and diasporic dimensions of Asian filmmaking and viewing, the politics of language choice, the impact of emerging technologies on filmmaking practice, and modes of exhibition. -- from back cover.