In Cinema at the Crossroads: Nation and the Subject in East Asian Cinema, Hyon Joo Yoo argues that East Asian experiences of colonialism and postcolonialism call for a different conceptualization of postcoloniality, subjectivity, and the nation. Through its analyses of Japanese, Korean, and Taiwanese cinemas, this engaging study of cinema and culture charts the ways in which national cinemas visualize colonial and postcolonial conditions that derive from the history of Japanese colonialism and the post-war alliance between Japan and the United States.
What does it mean to rethink postcolonial studies through East Asian cinema and experience? Yoo pursues this question by bringing an East Asian postcolonial framework, the notion of film as a manifestation of national culture, and the methodology of psychoanalysis to bear on a failed hegemonic subject. Cinema at the Crossroads is a profound look into how cinema and national culture intertwine with hegemony and power.
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About the Author
Hyon Joo Yoo is an assistant professor of film and television studies at the University of Vermont.
Table of Contents
Preface Introduction: What's in a Name? Postcolonial East Asia Chapter 1. The Other Empire: Japan and the Pornographic Imagination of East Asia Chapter 2. Can the Subaltern "See"? The Subaltern Vision and Looking Otherwise Chapter 3. Transnational Cultural Production and the Politics of Moribund Masculinity Chapter 4. When is it Postcolonial? Time-Space in East Asian National Cinema Epilogue