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The attractive empire : transnational film culture in Imperial Japan

Author: Michael Baskett
Publisher: Honolulu : University of Hawai'i Press, ©2008.
Edition/Format:   Print book : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"The Attractive Empire argues for a reconsideration of the period as part of the imperial project - a point of view that its contemporaries held - and not simply as an outgrowth of war mobilization. Extending his scope beyond Japanese defeat in 1945, Baskett calls attention to a disturbing continuity in Japanese representations of Asia that extends throughout the occupation and into the present. This illuminating  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Michael Baskett
ISBN: 9780824831639 0824831632 9780824832230 082483223X
OCLC Number: 180573721
Description: viii, 216 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: From film colony to film sphere --
Media empire: creating audiences --
Imperial acts: Japan performs Asia --
Competing empires in transnational Asia --
The emperor's celluloid army marches on.
Responsibility: Michael Baskett.
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A comprehensive examination of the attitudes, ideals, and myths of Japanese imperialism as represented in its film culture. It traces the development of Japanese film culture from its colonial roots  Read more...

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