Dekalog 4: On East Asian Filmmakers

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East Asian cinema has become a worldwide phenonemon, and directors such as Park Chan-wook, Wong Kar Wai, and Takashi Miike have become household names. Dekalog 4: On East Asian Filmmakers solicits scholars from Japan, Hong Kong, Switzerland, North America, and the U.K. to offer unique readings of selected East Asian directors and their works. Directors examined include Zhang Yimou, Apichatpong Weerasethakul, Rithy Panh, Kinji Fukasaku, and Jia Zhangke, and the volume includes one of the first surveys of Japanese ...

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East Asian cinema has become a worldwide phenonemon, and directors such as Park Chan-wook, Wong Kar Wai, and Takashi Miike have become household names. Dekalog 4: On East Asian Filmmakers solicits scholars from Japan, Hong Kong, Switzerland, North America, and the U.K. to offer unique readings of selected East Asian directors and their works. Directors examined include Zhang Yimou, Apichatpong Weerasethakul, Rithy Panh, Kinji Fukasaku, and Jia Zhangke, and the volume includes one of the first surveys of Japanese and Chinese female filmmakers, providing singular insight into East Asian film and the filmmakers that have brought it global recognition.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781906660314
  • Publisher: Wallflower Press
  • Publication date: 5/29/2012
  • Series: Dekalog - Wallflower Series
  • Pages: 164
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 8.20 (h) x 0.50 (d)

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Kate E. Taylor is lecturer in visual culture at Bangor University, Wales, and the author of Rising Sun, Divided Land: Japanese and Korean Cinema, forthcoming from Wallflower Press.

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Table of Contents

Notes on Contributors vii

Introduction: On East Asian Filmmakers Kate E. Taylor 1

An Interview with Naomi Kawase S. Louisa Wei Komatsu Ran Yang Yuanying 9

Women's Trajectories in Chinese and Japanese Cinemas: A Chronological Overview S. Louisa Wei 13

Fusion Cinema: The Relationship Between Jia Zhangke's Films Dong and Still Life Barbara Jenni 45

From the Art House to the Mainstream: Artistry and Commercialism in Zhang Yimou's Filmmaking Xin Wang 62

Feng Xiaogang and Ning Hao: Directing China's New Film Comedies J. Colleen Berry 80

Recuperating Displacement: The Search for Alternative Narratives in Tsai Ming-Liang's the Hole and What Time is it There? E. K. Tan 93

De-Mystifying a Postwar Myth: Reading Fukasaku's Jinginaki Tatakai Masashi Ichiki 107

Gathering Dust in the Wind: Memory and the 'Real' in Rithy Panh's S21 Saƫr Maty Ba 122

Black Hole in the Sky, Total Eclipse Under the Ground: Apichatpong Weerasethakul and the Ontological Turn of Cinema Seung-Hoon Jeong 140

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