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Cinema and the cultural Cold War. US diplomacy and the origins of the Asian cinema network.

Author: Sangjoon Lee
Publisher: Ithaca : Cornell University Press 2020.
Series: The United States in the World.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Cinema and the Cultural Cold War explores the ways in which postwar Asian cinema was shaped by transnational collaborations and competitions between newly independent and colonial states at the height of Cold War politics. Sangjoon Lee adopts a simultaneously global and regional approach when analyzing the region's film cultures and industries. New economic conditions in the Asian region and shared postwar  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Sangjoon Lee
ISBN: 9781501752315 1501752316
OCLC Number: 1235761192
Description: 312 p.
Contents: Introduction: The Cultural Cold War and the Birth of the AsianCinema NetworkPart I: The First Network1. The Asia Foundation's Motion Picture Project2. The FPA, US Propaganda, and Postwar Japanese Cinema3. It's Oscar Time in Asia!4. Constructing the Anticommunist Producers' Alliance5. Projecting Asian Cinema to the WorldPart II: The Second Network6. The Rise and Demise of a Developmental State Studio7. Hong Kong, Hollywood, and the End of the NetworkEpilogue: From Asia to Asia-Pacific -- Cornell University Press
Series Title: The United States in the World.
Responsibility: Sangjoon Lee.

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Cinema and the Cultural Cold War explores the ways in which postwar Asian cinema was shaped by transnational collaborations and competitions between newly independent and colonial states at the height of Cold War politics. Sangjoon Lee adopts a simultaneously global and regional approach when analyzing the region's film cultures and industries. New economic conditions in the Asian region and shared postwar experiences among the early cinema entrepreneurs were influenced by Cold War politics, US cultural diplomacy, and intensified cultural flows during the 1950s and 1960s. By taking a closer look at the cultural realities of this tumultuous period, Lee comprehensively reconstructs Asian film history in light of the international relationships forged, broken, and re-established as the influence of the non-aligned movement grew across the Cold War. Lee elucidates how motion picture executives, creative personnel, policy makers, and intellectuals in East and Southeast Asia aspired to industrialize their Hollywood-inspired system in order to expand the market and raise the competitiveness of their cultural products. They did this by forming the Federation of Motion Picture Producers in Asia, co-hosting the Asian Film Festival, and co-producing films. Cinema and the Cultural Cold War demonstrates that the emergence of the first intensive postwar film producers' network in Asia was, in large part, the offspring of Cold War cultural politics and the product of American hegemony.

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