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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:   eBook : Document : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
"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: Electronic books
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Baskett, Michael.
Attractive empire.
Honolulu : University of Hawai'i Press, ©2008
(DLC) 2007043305
Material Type: Document, Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Michael Baskett
ISBN: 9781441619709 1441619704 9780824864606 0824864603 9780824868796 082486879X
OCLC Number: 436157559
Description: 1 online resource (viii, 216 pages) : illustrations
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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""Because imperialism has had such an appalling ideological reputation, we've lost sight of its excitement, the breathless anticipation of adventures in far-off lands. The Attractive Empire is a tour Read more...

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