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Film and Visual Culture: The Early Showa Era, Historical Contexts, and Narrative Frameworks

Hikari Hori

in Promiscuous Media: Film and Visual Culture in Imperial Japan, 1926-1945

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781501714542
eISBN:
9781501709524
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501714542.003.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

The introductory chapter clarifies the goal of the book, which is to question the monolithic understanding of wartime film and to focus on the complexities and contradictions of national identity ... More


From Film Colony to Film Sphere

Michael Baskett

in The Attractive Empire: Transnational Film Culture in Imperial Japan

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824831639
eISBN:
9780824868796
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824831639.003.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

This chapter traces the development of film institutions within the formal colonies of Taiwan and Korea and its extension to the semicolonial film market of Manchuria. It examines how legislation, ... More


Competing Empires in Transnational Asia

Michael Baskett

in The Attractive Empire: Transnational Film Culture in Imperial Japan

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824831639
eISBN:
9780824868796
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824831639.003.0004
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

This chapter examines Japan's struggle to create and define its empire as a unique entity vis-à-vis the West. It first considers how Japan clashed with Hollywood for market domination and the “hearts ... More


Media Empire: Creating Audiences

Michael Baskett

in The Attractive Empire: Transnational Film Culture in Imperial Japan

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824831639
eISBN:
9780824868796
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824831639.003.0002
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

This chapter examines how Japanese film culture engaged parallel forms of media to create imperial subjects by focusing on manga or comic books, popular music, and film magazines. It first considers ... More


The Emperor’s Celluloid Army Marches On

Michael Baskett

in The Attractive Empire: Transnational Film Culture in Imperial Japan

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824831639
eISBN:
9780824868796
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824831639.003.0005
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

This chapter examines the connections between pre- and post-imperial Japanese film culture with regard to a longing for empire. Japan's surrender to the Allies in 1945 marked an end to the physical ... More


Noh Circles in Twentieth-Century Japanese Performance

Carrie J. Preston

in Learning to Kneel: Noh, Modernism, and Journeys in Teaching

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780231166508
eISBN:
9780231541541
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231166508.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

Modernist noh, including Pound’s mis-translations and Ito’s translation of Hawk’s Well, influenced scholarship and performance in Japan. Tracing this circular cultural exchange demonstrates the ... More


Vernacular Meanings of Genre: The Middle-Class Film

Mitsuyo Wada-Marciano

in Nippon Modern: Japanese Cinema of the 1920s and 1930s

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824831820
eISBN:
9780824868772
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824831820.003.0003
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

This chapter examines the Japanese film genre known as “middle-class film” (shoshimin eiga), a formative genre in the classical Japanese cinema of the 1920s and 1930s. It first considers genre ... More


Early Japanese Noir

HomerB. Pettey

in International Noir

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780748691104
eISBN:
9781474406437
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748691104.003.0005
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

In the Japanese language, kuro or koku shares similar meanings with the French word noir, such as the visual absence of color, black, dark, and shadowed as well as the metaphorical associations with ... More


Lost Histories

Michael Baskett

in The Attractive Empire: Transnational Film Culture in Imperial Japan

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824831639
eISBN:
9780824868796
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824831639.003.0006
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

This book examines the collective significance and cumulative impact of Japanese imperial film culture—defined as an integrated system of film-related processes including legislation, production, ... More


Introduction

Mitsuyo Wada-Marciano

in Nippon Modern: Japanese Cinema of the 1920s and 1930s

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824831820
eISBN:
9780824868772
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824831820.003.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

This book examines Japanese cinema during the 1920s and 1930s, and more specifically how Japanese modernity took shape in the film culture of the period. It considers film genres that highlight ... More


Promiscuous Media: Film and Visual Culture in Imperial Japan, 1926-1945

Hikari Hori

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781501714542
eISBN:
9781501709524
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501714542.001.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

The early Showa Era (1926-45), which roughly coincides with the Nazi years (1920-45) and Mussolini’s ‘venti anni’ (1921-43), is generally assumed to be a dogmatically and fanatically nationalist ... More


Dirt for Money’s Sake: The Nikkatsu Roman Porn Trial (1972–1980)

Kirsten Cather

in The Art of Censorship in Postwar Japan

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824835873
eISBN:
9780824871604
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824835873.003.0005
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

This chapter discusses the censorship trial of Nikkatsu Roman Porn, a Japanese porn film industry ran by the Nikkatsu studio. It particularly examines the predicaments of the defendants: three ... More


Yōkai Culture: Past, Present, Future

Michael Dylan Foster

in Pandemonium and Parade: Japanese Monsters and the Culture of Yokai

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520253612
eISBN:
9780520942677
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520253612.003.0006
Subject:
Anthropology, Social and Cultural Anthropology

This chapter continues the discussion on yôkai in mass media, and explores the yôkai boom that occurred during the 1980s and 1990s. It begins with a section on the J-horror genre, which are composed ... More


Cinematic Japan and Korea: A Long and Turbulent History

Kate E. Taylor-Jones

in Rising Sun, Divided Land: Japanese and South Korean Filmmakers

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231165853
eISBN:
9780231850445
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231165853.003.0002
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter discusses the historical development of cinema in Japan and Korea. In Japan, Shiro Asano imported the first motion picture camera in 1897 and the medium was quickly embraced by the whole ... More


The Lone Woman: Kawase Naomi

Kate E. Taylor-Jones

in Rising Sun, Divided Land: Japanese and South Korean Filmmakers

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231165853
eISBN:
9780231850445
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231165853.003.0013
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter discusses Japanese director Kawase Naomi. It begins with an overview of women in Japanese cinema, and since cinema cannot be seen as separate from the culture it springs from, it also ... More


The Attractive Empire: Transnational Film Culture in Imperial Japan

Michael Baskett

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824831639
eISBN:
9780824868796
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824831639.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

Japanese film crews were shooting feature-length movies in China nearly three decades before Akira Kurosawa's Rashomon (1950) reputedly put Japan on the international film map. Although few would ... More


. Sentimental Fascism on Screen: Mother under the Eyelids

Alan Tansman

in The Aesthetics of Japanese Fascism

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520245051
eISBN:
9780520943490
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520245051.003.0006
Subject:
History, Asian History

This chapter analyzes Inagaki Hiroshi's 1931 film Mother under the Eyelids—an example of the fascist moment's diffusion into mass culture because of its very popularity. It deployed (unknowingly) a ... More


Rising Sun, Divided Land: Japanese and South Korean Filmmakers

Kate Taylor-Jones

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231165853
eISBN:
9780231850445
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231165853.001.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This book provides a comprehensive, scholarly examination of the historical background, films, and careers of selected Korean and Japanese film directors. It examines eight directors: Fukasaku Kinji, ... More


Nippon Modern: Japanese Cinema of the 1920s and 1930s

Mitsuyo Wada-Marciano

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824831820
eISBN:
9780824868772
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824831820.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

This book is a study of Japanese cinema in the 1920s and 1930s, a period in which the country’s film industry was at its most prolific and a time when cinema played a singular role in shaping ... More


The Legacy of a Violent Man: Kitano Takeshi

Kate E. Taylor-Jones

in Rising Sun, Divided Land: Japanese and South Korean Filmmakers

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231165853
eISBN:
9780231850445
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231165853.003.0009
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter discusses Japanese director, editor, writer, and producer Kitano Takeshi. Born in 1947 in Tokyo, Kitano grew up in a lower-class neighborhood where he developed an understanding and ... More


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