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East Asian Cinemas

Regional Flows and Global Transformations

  • Vivian P. Y. Lee

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiv
  2. Introduction: Mapping East Asia’s Cinemascape

  3. Filmmaking, Film Industry and the Film Market

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 13-13
  4. Genre and Transnational Aesthetics

  5. Screen Cultures and Identity Politics

  6. Interviews: Filmmakers on Filmmaking

  7. Back Matter
    Pages 249-253

About this book


This book is an original volume of essays that sheds new and critical light on current and emerging filmmaking trends and practices in China, Taiwan, Hong Kong, Japan and South Korea. A timely and important contribution to existing scholarship in the field.


China cinema film Framing Hollywood humour identity Japan Korea national identity postmodernism technology

Editors and affiliations

  • Vivian P. Y. Lee
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Chinese, Translation and LinguisticsCity University of Hong KongChina

About the editors

VIVIAN LEE Assistant Professor in the Department of Chinese, Translation and Linguistics, City University of Hong Kong. She is the author of Hong Kong Cinema Since 1997 (Palgrave, 2009). Her articles on Chinese cinemas have appeared in refereed journals and anthologies including Scope, Journal of Chinese Cinemas, Modern Chinese Literature and Culture and Chinese Films in Focus II.

Bibliographic information


'This new project will encourage its readers to rethink East Asian cinema not as a catalogue of snapshot profiles of individual national cinemas but as a vibrant synergetic field of cooperation and contention where new initiatives are launched, new ideas are created, and new possibilities are imagined.'

- Professor Yingjin Zhang, University of California, San Diego, USA