Multiple modernities : cinemas and popular media in transcultural East Asia
- edited by Jenny Kwok Wah Lau.
- Philadelphia : Temple University Press, 2003.
- Physical description
- x, 250 p. : ill. ; 26 cm.
At the library
- Lau, Jenny Kwok Wah, 1954-
- Includes bibliographical references and index.
- Preface and Acknowledgments Introduction Jenny Kwok Wah Lau Part I: States of Modernities
- 1. Globalization and Youthful Subculture: The Chinese Sixth-Generation Films at the Dawn of the New Century Jenny Kwok Wah Lau
- 2. Marx or Market: Chinese Rock and the Sound of Fury Jeroen de Kloet
- 3. Reexamining the East and the West: Tanizaki Jun'ichiro, "Orientalism, " and Popular Culture Mitsuhiro Yoshimoto
- 4. Stranger Than Tokyo: Space and Race in Postnational Japanese Cinema Yomota Inuhiko, translated by Aaron Gerow
- 5. Discourse on Modernization in 1990s Korean Cinema Han Ju Kwak
- 6. Youth in Crisis: National and Cultural Identity in New South Korean Cinema Frances Gateward
- 7. The Fragmented Commonplace: Alternative Arts and Cosmopolitanism in Hong Kong Hector Rodriguez Part II: Postmodernism and Its Discontents
- 8. Immediacy, Parody, and Image in the Mirror: Is There a Postmodern Scene in Beijing? Dai Jinhua, translated by Jing M. Wang
- 9. Terms of Transition: The Action Film, Postmodernism, and Issues of an East-West Perspective Chuck Kleinhans
- 10. Consuming Asia: Chinese and Japanese Popular Culture and the American Imaginary David Desser Part III: Women in Modern Asia
- 11. Of Executioners and Courtesans: The Performance of Gender in Hong Kong Cinema of the 1990s Augusta Lee Palmer and Jenny Kwok Wah Lau
- 12. The Woman with Broken Palm Lines: Subject, Agency, Fortune-Telling, and Women in Taiwanese Television Drama Lin Szu-Ping About the Contributors Index.
- (source: Nielsen Book Data)
"Multiple Modernities" explores the cultural terrain of East Asia. Arguing that becoming modern happens differently in different places, the contributors examines popular culture most notable cinema and television to see how modernization, as both a response to the West and as a process that is unique in its own right in the region, operates on a mass level. Included in this collection are significant explorations of popular culture in East Asia, including Chinese new cinema and rock music, Korean cinema, Taiwanese television, as well as discussions of alternative arts in general. While each essay focuses on specific nations or cinemas, the collected effect of reading them is to offer a comprehensive, in-depth picture of how popular culture in East Asia operates to both generate and reflect the immense change this significant region of the world is undergoing. Author note: Jenny Kwok Wah Lau is Assistant Professor in the Department of Cinema at San Francisco State University.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)
- Publication date
- 1566399858 (cloth : alk. paper)
- 1566399866 (pbk. : alk. paper)
- 9781566399852 (cloth : alk. paper)
- 9781566399869 (pbk. : alk. paper)
Browse related items
Start at call number: