New Korean Cinema

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Chi-Yun Shin, Julian Stringer
Edinburgh University Press, 2005 - Motion picture industry - 234 pages
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A timely overview of an important cinematic tradition. A wide-ranging analysis of one of the world's most important contemporary film industries, New Korean Cinema adopts a cross-cultural and multi-dimensional perspective and provides a comprehensive overview of the production, circulation andreception of modern South Korean cinema. Together with discussions of Korean society and culture, it considers the political economy of the film industry, strategies of domestic and international distribution and marketing, the consumption of films in diverse reception environments, and the relationof film texts to their cultural, historical and social contexts. Gathering critics from Asia, Europe and North America, New Korean Cinema contributes to the discussion of the complex role played by national and regional cinemas in a global age. It will be of interest to students and critics of Popular Culture and Film Studies as well as East Asian Studies andKorean Studies.

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Chi-Yun Shin is Lecturer in Film Studies at Sheffield Hallam University. Julian Stringer is Lecturer in Film Studies at the University of Nottingham.

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