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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


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


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


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


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


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 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


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