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Colonialism and Nationalism in Asian Cinema - Wimal Dissanayake

Colonialism and Nationalism in Asian Cinema

By: Wimal Dissanayake (Editor)

Paperback Published: 22nd October 1994
ISBN: 9780253208958
Number Of Pages: 224

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..". an important collective work for communication practitioners, students, and scholars who want to have a deeper understanding of film making in Asia and of the promotion of nationalism through communication." -- Media Asia

..". a momentous contribution to the study of colonialism and postcoloniality in Asia... " -- The Journal of Asian Studies

"This is an excellent model for studies in how the popular, art, and experimental cinemas function in the consideration of nationhood as a configuration of symbols.... This anthology provides an interesting discussion by offering a theoretical framework from which to examine the complex topics of nation, state, identity formation, and collective history in the realm of cinema. It becomes an even more effective tool by playing itself out within a diverse Asian context." -- Afterimage

Essays examine the representation of the interlocking discourses of nationhood and history in Asian cinema, dealing with film traditions in Japan, China, Taiwan, Korea, Vietnam, Thailand, Indonesia, India, Sri Lanka, and Australia.

Introduction: Nationhood, History, and Cinema: Reflections on the Asian Scene
Warring Bodies: Most Nationalistic Selvesp. 1
The "Peace Dividend" in Japanese Cinema: Metaphors of a Demilitarized Nationp. 11
Ideology of the Body in Red Sorghum: National Allegory, National Roots, and Third Cinemap. 30
A Nation T(w/o)o: Chinese Cinema(s) and Nationhood(s)p. 42
Korean Cinema and the New Realism: Text and Contextp. 65
Melodramas of Korean National Identity: From Mandala to Black Republicp. 90
Vietnamese Cinema: First Viewsp. 105
Cinema and Nation: Dilemmas of Representation in Thailandp. 141
National Cinema, National Culture: The Indonesian Casep. 162
The Representation of Colonialism in Satyajit Ray's The Chess Playersp. 174
Cinema, Nationhood, and Cultural Discourse in Sri Lankap. 190
The End of the National Project? Australian Cinema in the 1990sp. 202
Contributorsp. 217
Indexp. 218
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ISBN: 9780253208958
ISBN-10: 0253208955
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 224
Published: 22nd October 1994
Publisher: Indiana University Press
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 23.5 x 15.88  x 1.91
Weight (kg): 0.41

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