Internationalization of Japanese Cinema

Yoshiharu Tezuka

in Japanese Cinema Goes Global

Published by Hong Kong University Press

Published in print November 2011 | ISBN: 9789888083329
Published online May 2012 | e-ISBN: 9789882209282 | DOI:
Internationalization of Japanese Cinema

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This chapter investigates Japan's interactions with the West (mostly America) from 1945 to the 1970s. Case studies of filmmakers help document how the American Occupation and postwar reconstruction and remodernization renewed and inscribed in Japan its own otherness against the West on one hand and its superiority complex in relation to its Asian neighbours on the other. Early transnational efforts including the creation of the FPA are examined to show the self-Orientalist strategies of Japanese filmmakers of the time, and to highlight the golden age of Hong Kong-Japanese cinematic collaboration, as well as the emergence of resistance cosmopolitanism.

Keywords: Daiei; Masaichi Nagata; FPA; Run Run Shaw; Nagisa Oshima

Chapter.  18243 words. 

Subjects: Film

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