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South Korea: Film on the Global Stage

Contemporary Asian Cinema : Popular Culture in a Global Frame

Berg, 2006

Book chapter

...Research for this chapter was supported by Korea Foundation.As with other popular Asian cinemas, the success of South Korean cinema offers a new perspective on the homogenizing trends of globalization led by Western cultural commodities...

Don’t Bother to Dispatch the FBI: Representations of Serial Killers in New Korean Cinema

Exploiting East Asian Cinemas : Genre, Circulation, Reception

Bloomsbury Academic, 2017

Book chapter

...Introduction On January 26, 1983, a forty-two-year old Korean man named Yi Tong-sik—an amateur photographer and a professional plumber—was arrested for the murder of a twenty-four-year old woman named Kim. Yi had grown up in poor...

Citational Vampires

Ken Gelder

Professor of English in the School of Culture and Communication at the University of Melbourne, Australia. His books include Reading the Vampire (1994), the co-authored Uncanny Australia (1998), Popular Fiction: The Logics and Practices of a Literary Field (2004), and Subcultures: Cultural Histories and Social Practice (2007). He is editor of The Horror Reader (2000) and the second edition of The Subcultures Reader (2005). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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New Vampire Cinema

British Film Institute, 2012

Book chapter

...Irma Vep One of the problems with viewing and analysing cinema from remote locations can be getting to what Meaghan Morris has called the ‘local levels of language community and affective mobilization’.Meaghan Morris, ‘Introduction: Hong...

Graphic Tales: Class, Violence and South Korean Childhood in Sang-Ho Yeon’s The King of Pigs

Childhood and Nation in Contemporary World Cinema : Borders and Encounters

Bloomsbury Academic, 2017

Book chapter

...We seem to be looking at a highly stylized panel from a comic book. There is no movement other than the panning of the camera directing our eye across its harsh graphic lines. The stillness and silence are unnerving. What we see...

Between Longing and Belonging: Diasporic Return in Contemporary South Korean Cinema

Cinematic Homecomings : Exile and Return in Transnational Cinema

Bloomsbury Academic, 2015

Book chapter

...To return to a home that no longer exists The return journey to a lost home is a perennial theme of Korea's national imaginaries. From Japanese colonization (1910–45) and the Korean War (1950–3) to the decades of rapid urbanization...

From Cine-mania to Blockbusters and Trans-cinema

Kim Soyoung

Kim Soyoung lectures at the Korean National University of the Arts. Her publications include Specters of Modernity: Fantastic Korean Cinema (Ssiyaeul Buneun Saramdeul, 2000) and Korean Mode of Blockbusters (2001). Her essays have appeared in Japanese, French, Italian and English. She recently completed the documentary Women’s History Trilogy (available at /), screened at many festivals, including Yamagata, Pesaro and Seoul Women’s Film Festival. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Theorising National Cinema

British Film Institute, 2006

Book chapter

...This text originated as a paper entitled ‘Look Who’s Talking: Media and Public Sphere’, presented at a UC Berkeley Conference. A revised version was delivered at the Asian Women’s Forum at the 4th Seoul International Women’s Film Festival...

East Asian Benchmarks in Policy and Practice

Darrell William Davis

Senior Lecturer in Media and Film at the University of New South Wales, Australia. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Emilie Yueh-yu Yeh

Associate Professor of Cinema and TV at Hong Kong Baptist University, Hong Kong. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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East Asian Screen Industries

British Film Institute, 2008

Book chapter

...The 1990s were times of deregulation and policies designed to prise open markets. In the global film industry, this process is particularly clear. In the past, East Asian countries imposed quotas and tax barriers to keep out foreign...

Constructing the Cinematic Japanese Empire: Taiwan and Korea

Kate Taylor-Jones

Kate Taylor-Jones is Senior Lecturer in East Asian Studies at The University of Sheffield, UK. She has published on topics including colonial Japanese and Korean cinema, cinema and landscape in East Asia, and domestic violence and the sex trade. She is author of Rising Sun, Divided Land: Japanese and South Korean Filmmakers (2013); and editor-in-chief of the East Asian Journal of Popular Culture. She is co-editor with Fiona Handyside of International Cinema and the Girl: Local Issues, Transnational Contexts (2015). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Divine Work, Japanese Colonial Cinema and its Legacy

Bloomsbury Academic, 2017

Book chapter

...Our great national abilities can advance the Korean culture; they can also raise the achievement of Korean development. By creating a harmonious balance between intellectual and moral education, within 50–100 years that which is known...

Landscape and the Space of the Colonial Moment

Kate Taylor-Jones

Kate Taylor-Jones is Senior Lecturer in East Asian Studies at The University of Sheffield, UK. She has published on topics including colonial Japanese and Korean cinema, cinema and landscape in East Asia, and domestic violence and the sex trade. She is author of Rising Sun, Divided Land: Japanese and South Korean Filmmakers (2013); and editor-in-chief of the East Asian Journal of Popular Culture. She is co-editor with Fiona Handyside of International Cinema and the Girl: Local Issues, Transnational Contexts (2015). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Divine Work, Japanese Colonial Cinema and its Legacy

Bloomsbury Academic, 2017

Book chapter

...Imperialism, after all, is an act of geographical violence through which virtually every space in the world is explored, charted, and finally brought under control. For the native, the history of colonial servitude is inaugurated...

Epilogue: Problems and Prospects for East Asian Screens

Darrell William Davis

Senior Lecturer in Media and Film at the University of New South Wales, Australia. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Emilie Yueh-yu Yeh

Associate Professor of Cinema and TV at Hong Kong Baptist University, Hong Kong. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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East Asian Screen Industries

British Film Institute, 2008

Book chapter

...Instead of a conclusion, we will follow some of the narratives begun in earlier chapters. Here we will provide updates on some of the key issues. These include South Korea’s protection of its own screens; the need for greater overall...