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We would like to announce a new publication from Indiana University Press, which we hope will be of interest.
Theorizing Colonial Cinema
Reframing Production, Circulation, and Consumption of Film in Asia
Edited by Nayoung Aimee Kwon, Takushi Odagiri & Moonim Baek
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Theorizing Colonial Cinema is a millennial retrospective on the entangled intimacy between film and colonialism from film’s global inception to contemporary legacies in and of Asia.
The volume engages new perspectives by asking how prior discussions on film form, theory, history, and ideology may be challenged by centering the colonial question rather than relegating it to the periphery. To that end, contributors begin by excavating little-known archives and perspectives from the colonies as a departure from a prevailing focus on Europe’s imperial histories and archives about the colonies. The collection pinpoints various forms of devaluation and misrecognition both in and beyond the region that continue to relegate local voices to the margins.
This pathbreaking study on global film history advances prior scholarship by bringing together an array of established and new interdisciplinary voices from film studies, Asian studies, and postcolonial studies to consider how the present is continually haunted by the colonial past.
Contributors: Nadine Chan, Aaron Gerow, Jane Marie Gaines, Zhen Zhang, Thomas A. C. Barker, Nikki J. Y. Lee, José B. Capino, Yiman Wang
Nayoung Aimee Kwon is Professor in the Department of Asian & Middle Eastern Studies and Program in Cinematic Arts Duke University. She is the Founding Director of Duke’s Asian American & Diaspora Studies Program and Co-Director of the Andrew Mellon Games & Culture Humanities Lab. Her most recent monograph is Intimate Empire.
Takushi Odagiri is Associate Professor of Ethics and Philosophy in the Institute of Liberal Arts and Science and in the School of Social Innovation Studies at Kanazawa University. His publications appear in positions: asia critique, boundary 2, Journal of Religion, and Tetsugaku, among other venues.
Moonim Baek is a Professor of Korean Language & Literature at Yonsei University. She is the author of Chum A-ut: Hankuk Yŏnghwa ŭi Chŏngch’ihak (Zoom-Out: Politics of Korean Cinema), Hyŏngŏn: Munhakkwa yŏnghwa ŭi wŏnkŭnpŏp (Figural Images: Perspectives on Literature and Film), Wŏlha ŭi Yŏkoksŏng: Yŏkwiro Ponŭn Hankuk Kongpoyŏnghwasa (Scream under the Moon: Korean Horror Film History through Female Ghosts), and Im Hwa ŭi Yŏnghwa (Im Hwa’s Cinema).
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Combined Academic Publishers
Indiana University Press | New Directions in National Cinemas | February 2022 | 328pp | 9780253059758 | PB | £18.99*
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