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The Palgrave Handbook of Asian Cinema

Editors: Magnan-Park, Aaron Han Joon, Marchetti, Gina, Tan, See Kam (Eds.)

  • Serves as a handbook to the study of Asian cinema by offering a variety of examples of how the category of “Asia” contributes to the analysis of specific films, directors, stars, genres, and cultural institutions such as film festivals
  • Provides models for analyzing Asian cinema transnationally as well as in relation to the nation-state, the region, and the world at large
  • Expands the field by including chapters on neglected cinemas of West, Central, and Southeast Asia
  • Scrutinizes the impact of the economic and political rise of China and India on global film 
  • Includes contributions from established scholars in the field as well as fresh voices and perspectives from emerging researchers
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About this book

This collection offers new approaches to theorizing Asian film in relation to the history, culture, geopolitics and economics of the continent. Bringing together original essays written by established and emerging scholars, this anthology transcends the limitations of national borders to do justice to the diverse ways in which the cinema shapes Asia geographically and imaginatively in the world today. From the revival of the Silk Road as the “belt and road” of a rising China to historical ruminations on the legacy of colonialism across the continent, the authors argue that the category of “Asian cinema” from Turkey to the edges of the Pacific continues to play a vital role in cutting-edge film research. This handbook will serve as an essential guide for committed scholars, students, and all those interested in the past, present, and possible future of Asian cinema in the 21st century. 

About the authors

Aaron Han Joon Magnan-Park is Assistant Professor in the Department of Comparative Literature at the University of Hong Kong. He has published in Asian Cinema, The Journal of Japanese and Korean Cinema, The Journal of Korean Studies, and Post Script.
Gina Marchetti is Professor in the Department of Comparative Literature at the University of Hong Kong. In 1995, her book, Romance and the "Yellow Peril”: Race, Sex and Discursive Strategies in Hollywood Fiction (University of California, 1993), won the award for best book in the area of cultural studies from the Association for Asian American Studies. Her recent book is Citing China: Politics, Postmodernism, and World Cinema (University Of Hawai'i Press, 2018).
Tan See Kam is Associate Professor of Film Studies at the Department of English, University of Macau. He is Chair of the Asian Cinema Studies Society and Chief Editor of Asian Cinema

Reviews

“This essential collection provides an illuminating and thought-provoking exploration of some of the key debates in the fast-growing field of Asian cinema. Guiding readers through the historical, political and conceptual possibilities opened by Asia’s dynamic screen industries, the editors have assembled a valuable resource that will set the tone for scholarly interventions to come.” (Olivia Khoo, Monash University, Australia)

Buy this book

eBook $169.00
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-1-349-95822-1
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $219.99
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-1-349-95821-4
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Palgrave Handbook of Asian Cinema
Editors
  • Aaron Han Joon Magnan-Park
  • Gina Marchetti
  • See Kam Tan
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-1-349-95822-1
DOI
10.1057/978-1-349-95822-1
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-349-95821-4
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIX, 743
Number of Illustrations
5 b/w illustrations, 21 illustrations in colour
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