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You are currently browsing 51–60 of 86 new and published books in the subject of World Cinema — sorted by publish date from newer books to older books.

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  1. Global Chinese Cinema

    The Culture and Politics of 'Hero'

    Edited by Gary D. Rawnsley, Ming-Yeh T. Rawnsley

    Series: Media, Culture and Social Change in Asia Series

    The film Hero, directed by Zhang Yimou and released in 2002, is widely regarded as the first globally successful indigenous Chinese blockbuster. A big expensive film with multiple stars, spectacular scenery, and astonishing action sequences, it touched on key questions of Chinese culture, nation...

    Published August 17th 2011 by Routledge

  2. Japanese Cinema and Otherness

    Nationalism, Multiculturalism and the Problem of Japaneseness

    By Mika Ko

    Series: Sheffield Centre for Japanese Studies/Routledge Series

    Over the last 20 years, ethnic minority groups have been increasingly featured in Japanese Films. However, the way these groups are presented has not been a subject of investigation. This study examines the representation of so-called Others – foreigners, ethnic minorities, and Okinawans – in...

    Published August 9th 2011 by Routledge

  3. Latsploitation, Exploitation Cinemas, and Latin America

    Edited by Victoria Ruétalo, Dolores Tierney

    Series: Routledge Advances in Film Studies

    Exploring the much neglected area of Latin American exploitation cinema, this anthology challenges established continental and national histories and canons which often exclude exploitation cinema due to its perceived ‘low’ cultural status. It argues that Latin American exploitation cinema...

    Published July 1st 2011 by Routledge

  4. Japanese and Hong Kong Film Industries

    Understanding the Origins of East Asian Film Networks

    By Yau Shuk-ting, Kinnia

    Series: Routledge Studies in the Modern History of Asia

    Drawing on first-hand materials collected from the Chinese and Japanese literature as well as interviews with more than twenty filmmakers and scholars Kinnia Shuk-ting Yau provides a solid historical account of the complex interactions between Japanese and Hong Kong film industries from the 1930s...

    Published June 20th 2011 by Routledge

  5. Global Media, Culture, and Identity

    Theory, Cases, and Approaches

    Edited by Rohit Chopra, Radhika Gajjala

    This edited volume examines the ways that global media shapes relations between place, culture, and identity. Through the included essays, Chopra and Gajjala offer a mix of theoretical reflections and empirical case studies that will help readers understand how the media can shape cultural...

    Published April 22nd 2011 by Routledge

  6. Distributing Silent Film Serials

    Local Practices, Changing Forms, Cultural Transformation

    By Rudmer Canjels

    Series: Routledge Advances in Film Studies

    Tracing the international consumption, distribution, and cultural importance of silent film serials in the 1910s and 1920s, Canjels provides an exciting new understanding of the cultural dimension and the cultural transformation and circulation of media forms. Specifically, he demonstrates that the...

    Published December 21st 2010 by Routledge

  7. Bengali Cinema

    'An Other Nation'

    By Sharmistha Gooptu

    Series: Routledge Contemporary South Asia Series

    Covering the years spanning cinema’s emergence as a popular form in Bengal in the first half of the twentieth century, this book examines the main genres and trends produced by this cinema, and leads up to Bengali cinema’s last phase of transition in the 1980s. Arguing that Bengali cinema has been...

    Published October 29th 2010 by Routledge

  8. Indian Literature and Popular Cinema

    Recasting Classics

    Edited by Heidi R.M. Pauwels

    Series: Routledge Contemporary South Asia Series

    This book is about the popular cinema of North India ("Bollywood") and how it recasts literary classics. It addresses questions about the interface of film and literature, such as how Bollywood movies rework literary themes, offer different (broader or narrower) interpretations, shift plots,...

    Published December 10th 2009 by Routledge

  9. Popular Culture in Indonesia

    Fluid Identities in Post-Authoritarian Politics

    Edited by Ariel Heryanto

    Series: Media, Culture and Social Change in Asia Series

    This book examines popular culture in Indonesia, the world’s most populous Muslim nation, and the third largest democracy. It provides a full account of the key trends since the collapse of the authoritarian Suharto regime (1998), a time of great change in Indonesian society more generally. It...

    Published November 20th 2009 by Routledge

  10. The Politics of Iranian Cinema

    Film and Society in the Islamic Republic

    By Saeed Zeydabadi-Nejad

    Series: Iranian Studies

    Iran has undergone considerable social upheaval since the revolution and this has been reflected in its cinema. Drawing on first-hand interviews and detailed ethnographic research, this book explores how cinema is engaged in the dynamics of social change in contemporary Iran. The ...

    Published November 12th 2009 by Routledge

Forthcoming Books

  1. Bangladesh Cinema and National Identity: In Search of the Modern?
    By Zakir Hossain Raju
    To Be Published October 7th 2014
  2. American and Chinese-Language Cinemas: Examining Cultural Flows
    Edited by Lisa Funnell, Man-Fung Yip
    To Be Published October 9th 2014
  3. Russian Cinema
    By David Gillespie
    To Be Published November 2nd 2014
  4. Spanish Cinema
    By Rob Stone
    To Be Published November 2nd 2014
  5. The Western
    By David Lusted
    To Be Published November 2nd 2014

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