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EAST5037M
Transnational East Asian Cinemas

Transnational East Asian Cinemas, 2019/20, Semester 1
Dr Irena Hayter
i.hayter@leeds.ac.uk
Tutor information is taken from the Module Catalogue

Week 1

viewing before the session: Late Spring (Ozu Yasujirō, 1949)

additional viewing: Tokyo-ga in Wim Wenders' documentaries [videorecording]. (Wim Wenders, 1985); Alice in the Cities (Wim Wenders, 1974). Paris Texas (Wim Wednders, 1984); Stranger than paradise [DVD recording] (Jim Jarmusch, 1984); Café lumière [videorecording] (Hou Hsiao Hsien, 2003); Yi Yi [videorecording] [A One and a Two] (Edward Yang, 2000); 35 Shots of Rum (Claire Denis, 2008).

required reading:

entry on ‘national cinema’ from Kuhn, Annette, and Guy Westwell. 2012. A dictionary of film studies [electronic resource] ISBN: 9780191744426 (ebook) : No price Oxford: Oxford University Press (available online as e -book from the Leeds uni library)

Ezra, Elizabeth, and Terry Rowdern. "General Introduction: What is Transnational Cinema?" In Transnational cinema : the film reader ISBN: 0415371589 (pbk. : alk. paper); 0415371570 (hardback : alk. paper); 9780415371575; 9780415371582 edited by Elizabeth Ezra and Terry Rowdern, 1–11. London: Routledge. OCR REQUESTED BY LIBRARY (srj 09/01/2018)   

Bordwell, David (1995), Narration in the Fiction Film (London: Routledge ): 157–164. OR Bordwell, David. 1986. "Classical Hollywood Cinema: Narrational Principles and Procedures." In Narrative, apparatus, ideology : a film theory reader , edited by David Rosen, 17–34. New York: Columbia University Press OCR REQUESTED BY LIBRARY (srj 09/01/2018)  

Bordwell, David. 1979. "Our Dream Cinema: Western Historiography of Japanese Film " Film Reader 4 (45–62). OCR REQUESTED BY LIBRARY (srj 09/01/2018) 

 additional reading:

 Chan, Felicia. 2011. "The International Film Festival and the Making of a National Cinema." Screen. ISSN: 0036-9543 52 (2):253–260.

Crofts, Stephen. 1998. ‘Concepts of National Cinema’, in John Hill and Pamela Church Gibson (eds.), The Oxford guide to film studies ISBN: 0198711247 (pbk.) : £18.99; 0198711158 385–95. OCR REQUESTED BY LIBRARY (srj 05/02/2018)  

 Featherstone, Mike 1990. "Global Culture: An Introduction." In Global culture : nationalism, globalization and modernity : a Theory, culture & society special issue ISBN: 0803983220 (pbk); 0803938212, 1–14. London: Sage.   

 Held, David, and Anthony McGrew. 2000. "The Great Globalization Debate: An Introduction." In The Global Transformations Reader 1–46. Cambridge: Polity Press. OCR REQUESTED BY LIBRARY (srj 09/01/2018) 

Higson, Andrew. 1989. "The Concept of National Cinema " Screen. 30 (4):36–47.

Richie, Donald. 1985. "Viewing Japanese Film: Some Considerations " East-West film journal. ISSN: 0891-6780 1 (1):23–35. OCR REQUESTED BY LIBRARY (srj 09/01/2018)  

Stringer, Julian. 2001. "Global Cities and the International Film Festival Economy." In Cinema and the city : film and urban societies in a global context ISBN: 0631222448 (pbk); 063122243x edited by Mark Shiel and Tony Fitzmaurice, 134–144. Oxford: Blackwell.

Stringer, Julian. 2015. "Japan 1951–1970: National Cinema as Cultural Currency”. In - Nikki J. Y. Lee and Julian Stringer (eds.), Japanese cinema : critical concepts in media and cultural studies ISBN: 9780415530392 (hbk.); 0415530393 (hbk.), vol 4. London: Routledge. OCR REQUESTED BY LIBRARY (srj 05/02/2018)  

 Yoshimoto, Mitsuhiro. 2002. "Questions of Japanese Cinema: Disciplinary Boundaries and the Invention of a Scholarly Object." In Learning places : the afterlives of area studies ISBN: 0822328402 (pbk. : alk. paper); 0822328267 edited by Masao Miyoshi and H.D. Harootunian, 368–396. Durham: Duke University Press.  

Abe, Mark Nornes 2007. "The Riddle of the Vase: Ozu's Late Spring " In Japanese cinema : texts and contexts edited by Alastair Phillips and Julian Stringer, 78–89. London: Routledge.

 Anderson, Joseph. 1977. "The Spaces Between: American Criticism of Japanese Films." Wide Angle 1 (4):2–6. OCR REQUESTED BY LIBRARY (srj 09/01/2018) 

Bordwell, David, and Kristin Thompson. 1976. "Space and Narrative in the Films of Ozu " Screen. 17 (2):41–73.

 Bordwell, David. 1988. Ozu and the poetics of cinema , 307–11. Princeton: Princeton University Press: available online at https://quod.lib.umich.edu/c/cjs/0920054.0001.001/--ozu-and-the-poetics-of-cinema-david-bordwell?view=toc

 Burch, Noel. 1979. To the distant observer : form and meaning in the Japanese cinema , 154–185. London: Scholar Press. available online at https://quod.lib.umich.edu/c/cjs/aaq5060.0001.001/--to-the-distant-observer-form-and-meaning-in-the-japanese?view=toc

Geist, Kathe 1994. "Playing with Space: Ozu and Two-Dimensional Design in Japan." In Cinematic landscapes : observations on the visual arts and cinema of China and Japan , edited by Linda Ehrlich and David Desser, 283–98. Austin: University of Texas Press. OCR REQUESTED BY LIBRARY (srj 09/01/2018)  

 Lehman, Peter. 1987. "The Mysterious Orient, the Crystal Clear Orient, the Non-Existent Orient: Dilemmas of Western Scholars of Japanese Film." Journal of film and video. 39:5–15.

 Malcolmson, Scott. 1985. "The Pure Land Beyond the Sea: Barthes, Burch and the Uses of Japan." Screen. 26 (3–4):23–33.

 Richie, Donald. 1974. Ozu . Berkeley: University of California Press.

 Richie, Donald. 1994. "The Influence of Traditional Aesthetics on the Japanese Film." In Cinematic landscapes : observations on the visual arts and cinema of China and Japan , edited by Linda Ehrlich and David Desser, 155–164. Austin: University of Texas Press. OCR REQUESTED BY LIBRARY (srj 09/01/2018)  

Schrader, Paul. 1972. Transcendental style in film : Ozu, Bresson, Dreyer Berkeley: University of California Press.

 Thompson, Kristin. 1988. "Late Spring and Ozu’ s Unreasonable Style." In Breaking the glass armor : neoformalist film analysis , 317-52. Princeton: Princeton University Press.

 Vasey, Ruth. 1988. "Ozu and the No." Australian Journal of Film Theory 7 (80):88–102. OCR REQUESTED BY LIBRARY (srj 09/01/2018) 

Yoshida, Yoshishige (Kiju). 2003. Ozu's anti-cinema . Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Center for Japanese Studies.

 Zeman, Martin. 1972. "The Serene Poet of Japanese Cinema " Film Journal 1 (3–4):62–71. OCR REQUESTED BY LIBRARY (srj 09/01/2018)

ISBN: 0231076053 (pbk.) : No price; 02

 screening: The Seven Samurai (Kurosawa Akira, 1954)

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Week 2

additional viewing: Rashomon (1950), The Idiot in Postwar Kurosawa [videorecording] (1951), Throne of Blood (1957), The Hidden Fortress (1958), Yojimbō (1961), Ran (1985); The Magnificent Seven (John Sturgess, 1960); A Fistful of Dollars (Sergio Leone, 1964), Star Wars a new hope (George Lucas, 1977), Empire strikes back (Irwin Kirchner, 1980), The Return of the Jedi (Richard Marquand, 1983), Hero [videorecording] (Zhang Yimou, 2002)

required reading

 Richie, Donald, ‘The Seven Samurai’ and Joan Mellen. 1996. The films of Akira Kurosawa. 3rd ed., expanded and updated. ed. Berkeley, Calif: University of California Press. 97-109. OCR REQUESTED BY LIBRARY (srj 09/01/2018)  

 Yoshimoto, Mitsuhiro. 2003. “The Seven Samurai”. In Kurosawa : film studies and Japanese cinema ISBN: 0822325195 (pbk. : alk. paper); 0822324830. 205–245. Durham: Duke University Press.   

additional reading

Anderer, Paul. 2016. Kurosawa's rashomon : a vanished city, a lost brother, and the voice inside his iconic films ISBN: 9781681775630 (pbk.) : £13.99. New York: Pegasus Books.  

 Anderson, Joseph. 1962. "When the Twain Meet: Hollywood's Remake of Seven Samurai " Film quarterly. ISSN: 0015-1386 15 (13):55–58. 

 Dale, Matt. 2005. "Paths Present and Future: Yojimbō and the Trail of the Zen Detective." Japan Studies Review: 95-100. - Available online: https://asian.fiu.edu/projects-and-grants/japan-studies-review/journal-archive/

 Davis, Blair, Robert S. Anderson, and Jan Walls. 2015. Rashomon effects : Kurosawa, Rashomon and their legacies ISBN: 9781317574644 (e-book). London: Routledge.

 Desser, David. 1983. "Kurosawa's Eastern Western " Film Criticism (8):54–65. OCR REQUESTED BY LIBRARY (srj 09/01/2018) 

 Desser, David. 1983. The Samurai films of Akira Kurosawa ISBN: 9780835719247; 0835714950. Ann Arbor, Mich: UMI Research Press.

 Desser, David. 1992. "Toward a Structural Analysis of the Postwar Samurai Film." In Reframing Japanese cinema : authorship, genre, history ISBN: 0253207231, edited by Arthur Nolletti Jr and David Desser, 145–164. Bloomington: Indiana University Press. OCR REQUESTED BY LIBRARY (srj 09/01/2018) 
 

Galbraith, Stuart IV. 2002. "Mulberries, Camellias and Cacti." In The Emperor and the wolf : the lives and films of Akira Kurosawa and Toshiro Mifune ISBN: 057120452x; 0571199828 (alk. paper). 301–340. New York: Faber & Faber. OCR REQUESTED BY LIBRARY (srj 09/01/2018)  

 Goodwin, James. 1994. Akira Kurosawa and intertextual cinema ISBN: 0801846617; 0801846609. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press.

 Hillenbrand, Margaret. 2013. "Hero, Kurosawa and a cinema of the senses." Screen. ISSN: 0036-9543 54 (2):127-151.

 Martinez, D. P. 2007. "Seven Samurai and Six Women " In Japanese cinema : texts and contexts ISBN: 9780415328487 (pbk. : alk. paper); 9780415328470 (hardback : alk. paper); 0415328470 (hardback : alk. paper); 0415328489 (pbk. : alk. paper), edited by Alastair Phillips and Julian Stringer, 102–122. London: Routledge.

 Martinez, D. P. 2009. Remaking Kurosawa : translations and permutations in global cinema ISBN: 9780230621671 (e-book). 1st ed. ed. New York, NY: Palgrave Macmillan.  

 McDonald, Keiko. 1987. "Noh into Film: Kurosawa's Throne of Blood " Journal of film and video. ISSN: 0742-4671; 1934-6018 39 (1):36–41.

 Mellen, Joan. 2002. Seven samurai = Shichinin no samurai ISBN: 085170915X. London: BFI Publishing.

Prince, Stephen. 1988. "Zen and Selfhood: Patterns of Eastern Thought in Kurosawa's Films " Post Script 7 (2):4–17. OCR REQUESTED BY LIBRARY (srj 09/01/2018) 

 Prince, Stephen. 1991. The warrior's camera : the cinema of Akira Kurosawa ISBN: 0691008590 (pbk); 0691031606. Princeton, N.J. ; Oxford: Princeton University Press.

 Prince, Stephen. 2009. "Mecha Samurai: Kurosawa in the world of anime." Post Script 28 (2):50-58. - Available online

Richie, Donald, and Joan Mellen. 1996. The films of Akira Kurosawa. 3rd ed., expanded and updated. ed. Berkeley, Calif: University of California Press.

 Richie, Donald. 1972. Japanese cinema : film style and national character ISBN: 0436413507 London: Secker and Warburg.

 Savas, Minae Yamamoto. 2012. "Familiar story, Macbeth--new context, Noh and Kurosawa's Throne of Blood." Education About Asia 17 (1):20-25. - Available online: http://vc.bridgew.edu/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=1000&context=languages_fac

 Yoshimoto, Mitsuhiro. 2003. Kurosawa: Film Studies and Japanese Cinema Durham: Duke University Press.

 Yoshimoto, Mitsuhiro. 2005. "Seven Samurai (1954), Kurosawa Akira: a search for a national community." In Film analysis : a Norton reader ISBN: 9780393923247 (paperback); 039392324X (paperback), edited by Jeffrey Geiger and R.L. Rutsky, 494-508. New York: W.W.Norton. OCR REQUESTED BY LIBRARY (srj 09/01/2018)   

screening: Ring (Nakata Hideo, 1998)

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Week 3

additional viewing: Ring 2 [videorecording] (Nakata Hideo, 1999), The ring virus. (Kim Dong-bin, 1999), The ring [videorecording] ISBN: Retail / Rental (£17.99) (Gore Verbinski, 2002), Ôdishon (Motion picture) (Miike Takashi, 1999); Dark water (Nakata Hideo, 2003); other films from the Tartan Asia Extreme label.  

 required reading

 Dew, Oliver. 2007. "‘Asia Extreme’: Japanese Cinema and British hype." New cinemas : journal of contemporary film. ISSN: 1474-2756 5 (1):53-73.

 Needham, G. 2006. "Orientalism and Japanese Cinema." In Asian cinemas : a reader and guide ISBN: 0748617760; 0748617779 (pbk) : £19.99, edited by D. Eleftheriotis and G. Needham, 7–17. Honolulu: University of Hawai'i Press. OCR REQUESTED BY LIBRARY (srj 09/01/2018)  

 additional reading

on J-horror:

 Choi, J., and M. Wada-Marciano. 2009. Horror to the extreme : changing boundaries in Asian cinema ISBN: 9789622099739 (pbk.) : £13.00; 9789622099722 (hbk.) : £26.00; 9622099726 (hbk.) : £26.00; 9622099734 (pbk.) : £13.00: Hong Kong University Press.

 Herbert, D. 2010. "Circulations: Technology and Discourse in The Ring Intertext." In Second Takes : Critical Approaches to the Film Sequel ISBN: 9781438430317 (e-book), edited by Carolyn Jess-Cooke and Constantine Verevis, 153-170.   

 Hills, Matt, and Jamie Sexton. 2017. "Editorial Introduction: The multiplicities of Transnational Cult – Intersecting with(in) Reason." Transnational Cinemas ISSN: 2040-3526; 2040-3534 8 (1):1-4.

 Hills, Matt. 2005. "Ringing the Changes: Cult Distinctions and Cultural Differences in US Fans' Reading of Japanese Cinema " In Japanese horror cinema ISBN: 074861995x edited by Jay McRoy, 161–174. Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press. OCR REQUESTED BY LIBRARY (srj 09/01/2018)   

 Holm, Nicholas. 2011. "Ex(or)cising the Spirit of Japan: Ringu, The Ring , and the Persistence of Japan." Journal of popular film & television. ISSN: 0195-6051 39 (4):183-192.

 Kolker, R. 2012. "When Cute Becomes Scary: The Young Female in Contemporary Japanese Horror Cinema." In The Oxford handbook of film and media studies ISBN: 9780195175967 (hbk.) : £85.00; 0195175964 (hbk.) : £85.00. OCR REQUESTED BY LIBRARY (srj 09/01/2018)   

Lu, Alvin. 2002. "Horror Japanese-style." Film Comment 38 (1):38-38. OCR REQUESTED BY LIBRARY (srj 09/01/2018) 

Martin, Daniel. 2015. Extreme Asia : the rise of cult cinema from the Far East ISBN: 9780748697458; 0748697454; 9780748697465 (webready PDF); 9781474403603 (epub) Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press. (available as an e-book).

Pett, Emma. 2017. "Transnational cult paratexts: exploring audience readings of Tartan’s Asia Extreme brand." Transnational Cinemas ISSN: 2040-3526; 2040-3534 8 (1):35-48.

 R, C. 2004. "Horror: Made in Japan." Time International (South Pacific Edition) (34):72-72. OCR REQUESTED BY LIBRARY (srj 09/01/2018) 

Rawle, S. 2009. "From The Black Society to The Isle: Miike Takashi and Kim Ki-Duk at the Intersection of Asia Extreme." Journal of Japanese and Korean cinema. ISSN: 1756-4905 1 (2):167-184.

 Stringer, Julian. 2007. "The Original and the Copy." In Japanese cinema : texts and contexts ISBN: 9780415328487 (pbk. : alk. paper); 9780415328470 (hardback : alk. paper); 0415328470 (hardback : alk. paper); 0415328489 (pbk. : alk. paper) edited by Alastair Phillips and Julian Stringer, 296–307. London: Routledge.   

 Wee, Valerie. 2011. "Visual Aesthetics and Ways of Seeing: Comparing Ringu and The Ring." Cinema journal. ISSN: 0009-7101 50 (2):41-60.

Wee, Valerie. 2013. Japanese horror films and their American remakes ISBN: 9780415888608 (hardback). London: Routledge.

 White, Eric. "Case Study: Hideo Nakata's Ring and Ring 2." In Japanese horror cinema ISBN: 074861995x edited by Jay McRoy, 38–50. Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press. OCR REQUESTED BY LIBRARY (srj 09/01/2018)  

On K-noir and Oldboy

OLDBOY. 2013. American Cinematographer. 94(12), pp.122-123.

Cagle, R.L. 2009. The good, the bad, and the South Korean: violence, morality, and the South Korean extreme film. Choi, Jinhee; Wada-Marciano, Mitsuyo, eds. Horror to the extreme: changing boundaries in Asian cinema. Hong Kong: Hong Kong University Press, 2009. ix, 273p. (TransAsia: screen cultures). pp.123-143. Available online    

Hwang, C.H. 2018. 'What Does Art Have to Do with a Guy Eating a Live Octopus?': The Transpacific Reception of Oldboy as an Art/Non-Art Film. Journal of Popular Culture. 51(6), pp.1500-1520.

Jackson Jr, E. 2012. Borrowing trouble: Oldboy as adaptation and intervention. Transnational Cinemas. 3(1), pp.53-65.

Jeon, J.J. 2009. Residual selves: trauma and forgetting in Park Chan-wook's Oldboy. Positions: East Asia Cultures Critique. 17(3), pp.713-740.

Kaklamanidou, B. 2007. Genre: Oldboy and the Suspense Thriller. Offscreen. 11(7). Available online: https://offscreen.com/view/genre_oldboy

Kim, K.H. 2009. 'Tell the kitchen that there's too much buchu in the dumpling': reading Park Chan-wook's 'unknowable' Oldboy. Choi, Jinhee; Wada-Marciano, Mitsuyo, eds. Horror to the extreme: changing boundaries in Asian cinema. Hong Kong: Hong Kong University Press, 2009. ix, 273p. (TransAsia: screen cultures). pp.179-197.   Available online  

Kim, K.H. and Scorsese, M. 2011. Virtual Hallyu: Korean Cinema of the Global Era. Durham, NC: Duke UP.  

Kim, M. 2018. From 'vengeance' to 'forgiveness': the spectatorial Ek-stasis and Hitchcockian cinematic language in Park Chan-wook's Oldboy. Korea Journal. 58(4), pp.60-86. Available online: https://ekoreajournal.net/issue/view_pop.htm?Idx=3799#

Lee, H.-s.I. 2016. ‘My Name Is Oh Dae-Su’: A Mirrored Image of Oedipus in Park Chan-Wook's Oldboy. Journal of Japanese and Korean Cinema. 8(2), pp.127-139.

Lee, N.J.Y. 2008. Salute to Mr Vengeance!: The making of a transnational auteur Park Chan-wook. Hunt, Leon; Leung, Wing-Fai, eds. East Asian cinemas: exploring transnational connections on film. London; New York: I.B. Tauris, 2008. x, 261p. pp.203-219.   

Martin, D. 2017. Reinterpreting Revenge: Authorship, Excess and the Critical Reception of Spike Lee's Oldboy. In: Smith, I.R. and Verevis, C. eds. Transnational Film Remakes.  Edinburgh, Scotland: Edinburgh UP, pp.195-209.   

McCracken, C. 2012. Oldboy and Korean film noir. Asian Cinema. 23, pp.167-182. Available as an Online Course Reading in Minerva 

Nayman, A. 2014. Oldboy. Sight & Sound. 24(2), pp.88-88.

Thanouli, E. 2009. Looking for Access in Narrative Complexity: The New and the Old in Oldboy. In: Buckland, W. ed. Puzzle Films: Complex Storytelling in Contemporary Cinema. Malden, MA: Wiley-Blackwell, pp.217-232.  

Wagner, K.B. 2011. Fragments of labor: neoliberal attitudes and architectures in contemporary South Korean cinema. Kapur, Jyotsna; Wagner, Keith B., eds. Neoliberalism and global cinema: capital, culture, and Marxist critique. New York; London: Routledge, 2011. xiii, 356p. (Routledge advances in film studies, 9). pp.217-238.  Available online 

 

 screening: Ghost in the shell [videorecording] (Oshii Mamoru, 1995)

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Week 4

 additional viewing: Ghost in the shell 2 : innocence. (Oshii Mamoru, 2004), Blade runner (Ridley Scott, 1982), Blade runner 2049 (Jacques Vilneuve, 2017), Metropolis (Fritz Lang, 1927), Metropolis. (Ōtomo Katsuhiro, 2001), The Matrix (Lana and Lilly Wachowski, 1999).
  

 required reading

 Morley, David , and Kevin Robbins. 1995. "Techno-Orientalism: Japan Panic." In Spaces of identity : global media, electronic landscapes and cultural boundaries , edited by David Morley and Kevin Robbins, 147–173. London: Routledge.   

 additional reading

Bolton, Christopher A. 2002. "From Wooden Cyborgs to Celluloid Souls: Mechanical Bodies in Anime and Japanese Puppet Theater." Positions : East Asia cultures critique. 10 (3):729-771.

Brooker, Will. 2005. The blade runner experience : the legacy of a science fiction classic . London: Wallflower.

Brown, Steven T. 2008. "Machinic Desires: Hans Bellmer’s Dolls and the Technological Uncanny in Ghost in the Shell 2: Innocence." Mechademia 3 (1):222-253. OCR REQUESTED BY LIBRARY (srj 10/01/2018) 

Dargis, Manohla. 2004. "Philosophizing Sex Dolls Amid Film Noir Intrigue: Review." The New York times.

Davis, Darrell William. 2010. Technology and (Chinese) Ethnicity. In Braester, Yomi; Tweedie, James, eds. Cinema at the city's edge : film and urban networks in East Asia . Hong Kong: Hong Kong University Press, 2010. OCR REQUESTED BY LIBRARY (srj 10/01/2018) 

Gardner, William O. 2009. "The Cyber Sublime and the Virtual Mirror: Information and Media in the Works of Oshii Mamoru and Kon Satoshi." Canadian journal of film studies = Revue canadienne d'études cinematographiques. 18 (1):44-70.

Goto-Jones, Christopher. 2016. The virtual ninja manifesto : gamic orientalism and the digital dojo . Lanham: Rowman and Littlefield. 

Kakoudaki, Despina. 2014. Anatomy of a robot : literature, cinema, and the cultural work of artificial people. New Brunswick, NJ: Rutgers UP.
  

Jane Chi Hyun, Park. 2005. "Stylistic Crossings: Cyberpunk Impulses in Anime." World literature today. 79 (3/4):60-63.

Lo, Kwai-Cheung. 2009. Hong Kong Ghost in the Japanese Shell? Cross-racial Performance and Transnational Chinese Cinema. In Khoo, Olivia; Metzger, Sean, eds. Futures of Chinese cinema : technologies and temporalities in Chinese screen cultures . Bristol: Intellect, 2009.   

Napier, Susan. Anime, various editions.

North, Dan. 2015. Ghost in the Shell: The Noir Instinct. In Shin, Chi-Yun; Gallagher, Mark, eds. East Asian Film Noir : Transnational Encounters and Intercultural Dialogue. London; New York: I.B. Tauris, 2015. OCR REQUESTED BY LIBRARY (srj 10/01/2018)   

Orbaugh, Sharalyn. 'Sex and the Single Cyborg: Japanese Popular Culture Experiments in Subjectivity’, Science fiction studies. 29:3 (2002), pp.436-452.

Osmond, Andrew. 2005. "Ghost in the Shell 2: Innocence." Sight and sound. 15 (11):63-64.

Ruh, Brian, Stray dog of anime : the films of Mamoru Oshii , Palgrave Macmillan, 2004.

Schaub, Joseph Christopher. 2001. "Kusanagi's Body: Gender and Technology in Mecha-anime." Asian journal of communication. 11 (2):79-100.

Silvio, Carl, ‘Refiguring the Radical Cyborg in Ghost in the Shell’, Science fiction studies. 26:1 (1999), pp. 54-72.

Ueno Toshiya, ‘Japanimation and Techno-Orientalism’, available online http://www.t0.or.at/ueno/japan.htm

Yuen, Wong Kin. 2000. "On the Edge of Spaces: Blade Runner, Ghost in the Shell, and Hong Kong's Cityscape." Science fiction studies. 27 (1):1.

 screening: Spirited away [videorecording] (Miyazaki Hayao, 2001)

screening: Swallowtail Butterfly (Iwai Shunji, 1996)

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Week 5

additional viewing: All about Lily Chou-Chou. (Iwai Shunji, 2001); Abauto rabu [videorecording] = About love = Kuwān yū ai (Shimoyama Ten, Zhang Yibai, Yee Chin-Yeh, 2005), Café lumière [videorecording] (Hou Hsiao-Hsien, 2005)

Shinjuku triad society (Miike Takashi,1995); Rainy dog ISBN: 5023965338921 (Miike Takashi,1997)  

 required reading

 Iwabuchi, Koichi 2013. "Taking Japanization Seriously: Cultural Globalization Reconsidered." In Recentering globalization : popular culture and Japanese transnationalism ISBN: 9780822328919 (pbk.); 0822328917 (pbk.); 0822329859 23–50. Durham: Duke University Press.

 Gerow, Aaron. "Consuming Asia, Consuming Japan: The New Neonationalistic Revisionism in Japan " In Censoring history : citizenship and memory in Japan, Germany, and the United States ISBN: 0765604477 (pbk.); 0765604469 (cased) : No price ed. Laura Hein and Mark Selden, 74-95. New York: M.E. Sharpe, 2000.  Available online 

 additional reading

 Braester, Y., and J. Tweedie. 2010. Cinema at the city's edge : film and urban networks in East Asia ISBN: 9789622099845; 962209984X Hong Kong University Press.

 Dasgupta, Romit. 2013. "Romancing Urban Modernity in Tokyo, Taipei, and Shanghai: The Film About Love and the Shaping of a Discursive East Asian Popular Culture." In Popular Culture in Asia : Memory, City, Celebrity, edited by Lorna Fitzsimmons and John A. Lent, 116-141. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan.   

Koresky, Michael. 2002. "All about Lily Chou-Chou." Film Comment 39 (3):73-74. OCR REQUESTED BY LIBRARY (srj 10/01/2018) 

Laird, Coleen. ‘Japanese Cinema, the Classroom and Swallowtail Butterfly’, Jump cut. ISSN: 0146-5546 52 (2010) - Available online: https://web.archive.org/web/20100823190020/http://www.ejumpcut.org/currentissue/lairdswallowtail/text.html

Li, C. S. 2006. "Representing the ransurbanized Subject in Popular Cinema: MIB: Men in Black and Suwarouteiru (Swallowtail Butterfly)." Tamkang Review 37 (2):71-102. OCR REQUESTED BY LIBRARY (srj 10/01/2018) 

Lori Hitchcock, ' Third Culture Kids: A Bakhtinian Analysis of Language and Multiculturalism in Swallowtail Buttterfly' Scope : an on-line journal of film studies. ISSN: 1465-9166 February 2004.

 Mes, Tom 2004. "The Outlaw Director Films." In Agitator : the cinema of Takashi Miike ISBN: 9781903254417 (pbk.) : £17.99; 1903254418 (pbk.) : £17.99 327–341. Guildford: FAB Press.  

Rayns, Tony. 2002. "All about Lily Chou-Chou." Sight and sound. ISSN: 0037-4806 12 (10):36-36.

Yomota, Inuhiko, and Aaron Gerow. 2003. Stranger than Tokyo: Space nd Race Ini Postnational Japanese Cinema. In Lau, Jenny Kwok Wah, ed. Multiple modernities : cinema and popular media in transcultural East Asia. Philadelphia, Penn.: Temple University Press, 2003 OCR REQUESTED BY LIBRARY (CHG 17/10/2019) 

 

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Week 6

additional viewing: A Touch of Zen (King Hu, 1971); Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon (Ang Lee, 2000); Hero (Zhang Yimou, 2002); The Grandmaster (Wong Kar-wai, 2013); The Assassin (Hou Hsiao-hsien, 2016)

required reading: 

Larson, Wendy. ‘Zhang Yimou's Hero: dismantling the myth of cultural power’. Journal of Chinese Cinemas, 01 January 2008, Vol.2(3), pp.181-196

Guo Yingjie. ‘Recycled Heroes, Invented Tradition, and Transformed Identity’, in Rawnsley, Gary D.; Rawnsley, Ming-Yeh T. Global Chinese cinema : the culture and politics of Hero, pp 27-42

additional reading:

Dalia, Albert. ‘Fighting Heroes: The Core Values of the Xia Tradition in Early China’. Revista de Artes Marciales Asiáticas, 01 May 2012, Vol.6(2), pp.45-56

Grasso, Stephane. ‘Wuxia Masks: On Come Drink With Me and the Beijing Opera’, Offscreen, vol.10, issue 3, March 2006. http://offscreen.com/view/wuxia_masks  

Kraushaar, Frank. ‘Fighting Swaying Imbalances of Powers: The Transformation of Spiritual Freedom in Tang Tales into Individual Freedom in Hou Hsiao-hsien’s The Assassin’. Acta Universitatis Carolinae: Philologica, 01 March 2018, Vol.2017(4), pp.109-125

Larson, Wendy. ‘Zhang Yimou's Hero: dismantling the myth of cultural power’. Journal of Chinese Cinemas, 01 January 2008, Vol.2(3), pp.181-196

Law Ho-Chak. ‘King Hu’s Cinema Opera in his Early Wuxia Films’. Music and the Moving Image, 06 November 2014, Vol.7(3), pp.24-40

Rodriguez, Hector. ‘Questions of Chinese Aesthetics: Film Form and Narrative Space in the Cinema of King Hu.’ Cinema Journal 38, no 1. Fall 1998.

Teo, Stephen, Chinese Martial Arts Cinema: The Wuxia Tradition. Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press, 2009.

Steintrager, James. ‘The thirdness of King Hu: Wuxia, Deleuze, and the cinema of paradox.’ Journal of Chinese Cinemas, June, 2014, Vol.VIII(2), pp.99-110

Teo, Stephan. ‘The 'missing' female knight-errant in Hong Kong action cinema 1965-1971: back in critical action’. Journal of Chinese Cinemas, 01 January 2010, Vol.4(2), pp.143-154

Screening: Hero (Zhang Yimou)

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Week 8

additional viewing: Early leftist cinema in China – The Goddess (Wu Yonggang, 1934); Street Angel (Yuan Muzhi, 1937). Socialist cinema – The White Haired Girl (Bin Wang, 1950); This Life of Mine (Shi Hu, 1950); Two Stage Sisters (Xie Jin, 1964)

required reading:

Xiao Lu, ‘Red Detachment of Women: Revolutionary Melodrama and Alternative Socialist Imaginations’, in Differences (2015) 26 (3): 116-141

Zhang, Yingjin. Chinese national cinema. 2004. Chapter 6, ‘Cinema and the nation-state in the PRC, 1949-78’. London and New York: Routledge. pp189-225 Available online 

additional reading:

Clark, Paul. Chinese Cinema: Culture & Politics since 1949, Cambridge: CUP 1987

Marchetti, Gina. ‘Two Stage Sisters: The Blossoming of a Revolutionary Aesthetic’, in Kuoshu, Harry H. Celluloid China. Carbondale and Edwardsville: Southern Illinois University Press, 2002, pp 29-51

Screening: The Red Detachment of Women (Xie Jin, 1961)

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Week 9

additional viewing: Fifth Generation: Yellow Earth (Chen Kaige, 1984); The Black Cannon Incident (Huang Jiaxin, 1985); Red Sorghum (Zhang Yimou, 1987); The Blue Kite (Tian Zhuangzhuang, 1983); Farewell My Concubine (Chen Kaige, 1997)

Sixth Generation: Additional viewing: Beijing Bastards (Zhuang Yuan, 1993); Xiao Wu (Jia Zhangke, 1997); Suzhou River (Lou Ye, 2000); Beijing Bicycle (Wang Xiaoshuai, 2001); Blind Shaft (Li Yang, 2003); Still Life (Jia Zhangke, 2006)

required reading:

 Dudley, Andrew. “Encounter: Interview with Jia Zhangke”, Film Quarterly 62.4 (Summer 2009): 80-83

 Larson, Wendy. ‘The Fifth Generation: A Reassessment’, in Lim, Song Hwee & Ward, Julian (ed). The Chinese cinema book, Houndmills, Basingstoke, Hampshire; New York: Palgrave Macmillan; London: British Film Institute, 2011, pp113-121 OCR REQUESTED BY LIBRARY (CHG 17/10/2019) 

 --- “Zhang Yimou, Inter / National Aesthetics and Erotics” in Cultural Encounters: China, Japan and the West, ed. by Soren Clausen, Roy Starrs & Anne Wedell-Wedellsborg, Aarhus University Press, 1995 Available as an Online Course Reading in Minerva 

 Zhang, Xudong. “Poetics of vanishing: the films of Jia Zhangke”, New Left review (00286060), (63), p. 71.

additional reading:

 Liu, Lihsing. The Chinese cinema in the 1980s, Ann Arbor: UMI, 1999.

 Ping Zhu, ‘Destruction, Moral Nihilism and the Poetics of Debris in Jia Zhangke's Still Life, Visual Anthropology, 24.4, 2011, pp318-328

 Zhang, Zhen (ed). The urban generation: Chinese cinema and society at the turn of the twenty-first century. Durham: Duke University Press, 2007.

Screening: A Touch of Sin (Jia Zhangke, 2013)

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Week 10

additional viewing: Taiwan: Yi Yi (Edward Yang, 2000); Goodbye, Dragon Inn (Tsai Mingliang, 2003) Three Times (Hou Hsiao-hsien, 2005). Hong Kong: A Chinese Ghost Story (Tsui Hark, 1987); Days of Being Wild (Wong Kar-wai, 1990); Centre Stage (Stanley Kwan, 1992); Comrades, Almost a Love Story (Peter Chan Ho-Sun, 1996); Chungking Express (Wong Kar-wai, 1994); The Grandmaster (Wong Kar-wai, 2013)  

required reading:

 Lee, Vivian P.Y, ‘The Hong Kong new wave’, in The Chinese Cinema Book, pp131-138 OCR REQUESTED BY LIBRARY (CHG 17/10/2019) 

 Lu, Tonglin, ‘Taiwan New Cinema and its legacy’, in The Chinese Cinema Book, pp122-130 OCR REQUESTED BY LIBRARY (CHG 17/10/2019) 

 Marcantonio, ‘In the Mood for Love’, Senses of Cinema, 56, Oct 2010. http://sensesofcinema.com/2010/cteq/in-the-mood-for-love/

additional reading:

Bordwell, David. Popular Cinema and the Art of Entertainment. Cambridge, Mass.; London: Harvard University Press, 2000.

Chiu, Kuei-fen, and Rawnsley, Ming-yeh, and Rawnsely, Gary D, eds.. Taiwan Cinema: International Reception and Social Change. Milton Park, Abingdon, Oxon; New York. Routledge, 2017.

Sodholt, Dag. ‘The Complexity of Minimalism: Hou Hsiao-hsien’s Three Times’. Senses of Cinema, issue 39, May 2006. http://sensesofcinema.com/2006/spotlight-on-hou-hsiao-hsien/three_times/  

Teo, Stephen. Hong Kong Cinema: The Extra Dimensions. London: BFI, 1997.

Udden, James. No Man an Island: The Cinema of Hou Hsiao-hsien. Hong Kong: Hong Kong University Press, 2009

Screening: In the Mood for Love (Wong Kar-wai, 2000)

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Week 11

additional viewing: Dangerous Liaisons (Stephen Frears, 1988); Untold Scandal (E J-yong, 2003); Chihwaseon (Im Kwon-taek, 2003); Thirst (Park Chan-wook, 2009); Burning (Lee Chang-dong, 2018)

required reading:

 Shin, Chih-yun. 'In Another Time and Place: The Handmaiden as an Adaptation'. The Journal of Japanese and Korean Cinema, 2 Jan 2019, vol 11 (1), pp1-13.

 Chung, Sooyoung. 'A cross-cultural scandal: adapting Les liaisons dangereuses for South Korean cinema'. Literature/Film Quarterly, 2013, Vol.XLI(3), pp.210-219.

 additional reading:

 Cartmell, Deborah; Whelan, Imelda, 2010. Screen Adaptation: Impure Cinema. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan.

 Hunt, Leon, and Wing-Fai, Leung, 2008. East Asian Cinemas: Exploring Transnational Connections on Film. London. I.B.Taurus.

 Shin, Chih-yun; Stringer, Julian, 2004. New Korean Cinema. Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press.

 Teo, Stephen, 2013. The Asian Cinema Experience: Styles, Spaces, Theory. London. Routledge, 2013.

 Wilson, Flannery. 'Grand guignol and littérature putride in contemporary Korean horror cinema: Park Chan-wook’s cinematic translation of Zola’s Thérèse Raquin'. Journal of Japanese & Korean Cinema, 2011, Vol.III (2), pp.139-155.

Screening: The Handmaiden (Park Chan-wook, 2016) 

 

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On Cinema in General and East Asian Cinema

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Anderson, Joseph, and Donald Richie. 1982. The Japanese Film: Art and Industry. Princeton: Princeton University Press.

Berry, Chris (ed). 2003. Chinese films in focus: 25 new takes, London: BFI.

 Berry, Michael (ed). 2005. Speaking in images: interviews with contemporary Chinese filmmakers, New York & Chichester: Columbia University Press.

 Bock, Audie.1978. Japanese film directors. Tokyo: Kodansha International.

Bolton, Christopher A., Istvan Csicsery-Ronay, and Takayuki Tatsumi, eds. 2007. Robot ghosts and wired dreams : Japanese science fiction from origins to anime ISBN: 9780816649747 (pb : alk. paper); 9780816649730 (hc : alk. paper); 0816649731 (hc : alk. paper); 081664974X (pb : alk. paper). Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press.

Bordwell, David, and Kristin Thompson. 2004. Film Art: An introduction. 7th ed. Boston, MA: McGraw-Hill.

Brown, Steven T., ed. 2006. Cinema anime : critical engagements with Japanese animation ISBN: 9780230606210; 0230606210 (pbk.); 1403970602 (hbk.) New York: Palgrave Macmillan.

Burch, Noel. 1979. To the distant observer : form and meaning in the Japanese cinema ISBN: 0859674908 London: Scholar Press. available online at https://quod.lib.umich.edu/c/cjs/aaq5060.0001.001/--to-the-distant-observer-form-and-meaning-in-the-japanese?view=toc

Cavallaro, Dani. 2006. The animé art of Hayao Miyazaki ISBN: 0786423692 (pbk.) : No price; 9780786423699 (pbk.) : No price. Jefferson, N.C McFarland & Co.

Cazdyn, Eric. 2003. The flash of capital : film and geopolitics in Japan ISBN: 0822329395 (pbk. : acid-free paper); 0822329123 (acid-free paper). Durham, NC: Duke University Press.

 Corrigan, Timothy. A Short Guide to Writing about Film. various editions.

 Davis, Darrell William, and Emilie Yueh-yu Yeh, eds. 2008. East Asian screen industries ISBN: 9781844571819 (pbk.); 9781844571802 (hbk.); 1844571807 (hbk.); 1844571815 (pbk.) London: BFI Publishing.

Freedman, A., and T. Slade. 2017. Introducing Japanese popular culture ISBN: 9781317528937 (e-book) London: Routledge. .
 
 

Hayward, Susan. Cinema Studies: The Key Concepts. London: Routledge. various editions.

 Hesmondhaugh, David. 2002. The cultural industries London: Sage.

Hill, John, and Pamela Church Gibson. 1998. The Oxford guide to film studies ISBN: 0198711247 (pbk.) : £18.99; 0198711158. Oxford: Oxford University Press.

 Hirano, Kyoko. 1992. Mr Smith goes to Tokyo : Japanese cinema under the American occupation, 1945-1952 ISBN: 1560981571. London;Washington;: Smithsonian Institution Press.

 Hjort, Mette, and Steve MacKenzie, eds. 2000. Cinema and nation ISBN: 0415208637 (pbk. ; cased) : No price; 0415208629. London: Routledge.

Iwabuchi, Koichi 2013. Recentering globalization : popular culture and Japanese transnationalism ISBN: 9780822328919 (pbk.); 0822328917 (pbk.); 0822329859 Durham: Duke University Press.

Jacoby, A., & Richie, D. (2008). A critical handbook of Japanese film directors : from the silent era to the present day ISBN: 9781933330532 (pbk.); 1933330538 (pbk.). Berkeley CA: Stone Bridge Press. 

Katzenstein, Peter J., and Takashi Shiraishi. 1997. Network power : Japan and Asia ISBN: 0801483735 (pbk); 0801433142 (alk. paper). Ithaca, N.Y.: Cornell University Press.

Kuhn, Annette, and Guy Westwell. 2012. A dictionary of film studies [electronic resource] ISBN: 9780191744426 (ebook) : No price. Oxford: Oxford University Press.

Lim, Song Hwee & Ward, Julian (ed). 2011. The Chinese cinema book, Houndmills, Basingstoke, Hampshire; New York: Palgrave Macmillan; London: British Film Institute. (Very highly recommended).

Lau, Jenny Kwok Wah, ed. 2003. Multiple modernities : cinema and popular media in transcultural East Asia ISBN: 1566399866 (pbk.) : £20.95; 1566399858. Philadelphia, Penn. : Temple University Press.

Lu, Sheldon Hsiao-peng (ed). Transnational Chinese cinemas: identity, nationhood, gender; Honolulu: University of Hawaii Press, 1997 

MacWilliams, Mark W. , ed. 2008. Japanese visual culture : explorations in the world of manga and anime ISBN: 9780765616029; 9780765616012 (cloth : alk. paper); 0765616017 (cloth : alk. paper); 0765616025 New York: M.E. Sharpe.

 Martinez, D. P., ed. 1998. The worlds of Japanese popular culture : gender, shifting boundaries and global cultures ISBN: 0521637295 (pbk. : alk.paper ; alk. paper); 0521631289. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

Mitchell, W.J.T., and M.B.N. Hansen. 2010. Critical terms for media studies ISBN: 9780226532554 (pbk.) : £18.00; 9780226532547 (hbk.) : £48.50; 0226532542 (hbk.) : £48.50; 0226532550 (pbk.) : £18.00: University of Chicago Press.
 

Phillips, Alastair, and Julian Stringer. 2007. Japanese cinema : texts and contexts ISBN: 9780415328487 (pbk. : alk. paper); 9780415328470 (hardback : alk. paper); 0415328470 (hardback : alk. paper); 0415328489 (pbk. : alk. paper). London: Routledge.

Prince, Stephen. 1991. The warrior's camera : the cinema of Akira Kurosawa ISBN: 0691008590 (pbk); 0691031606. Princeton: Princeton University Press.

Rawnsley, Gary and Rawnsley, Ming-Yeh and Stringer, Julian (ed). 2008. Global Chinese cinema: the culture and politics of Hero. London: Routledge.

Richie, Donald, and Joan Mellen. 1996. The Films of Akira Kurosawa. 3rd ed., expanded and updated. Berkeley: University of California Press.

Richie, Donald. 1972. Japanese cinema : film style and national character ISBN: 0436413507 London: Secker and Warburg.

Richie, Donald. 1974. Ozu ISBN: 0520032772. Berkeley: University of California Press.

Richie, Donald. 2001. A hundred years of Japanese films : a concise history, with a selective guide to videos and DVDs ISBN: 477002682X Tokyo: Kodansha.

Schilling, Mark. 1999. Contemporary Japanese film ISBN: 0834804158; 9780834804159. New York: Weatherhill. 

Schrader, Paul. 1972. Transcendental style in film : Ozu, Bresson, Dreyer ISBN: 0306803356 (pbk). Berkeley: University of California Press.

Steinberg, M., and A. Zahlten. 2017. Media theory in Japan ISBN: 9780822363262 (pbk. : alk. paper); 9780822363125 (hardcover : alk. paper); 0822363127 (hardcover : alk. paper); 0822363267 (pbk. : alk. paper): Duke University Press.

Zahltten, A. 2017. The End of Japanese Cinema. Durham: Duke University Press.

Tipton, Elise K. 2008. Modern Japan: A Social and Political History. London: Routledge.

Tomlinson, John. 1991. Cultural Imperialism: A Critical Introduction London Continuum.

Tomlinson, John. 1999. Globalization and culture ISBN: 0745613381 (pbk.) : £13.95; 0745613373 Cambridge: Polity Press.

This list was last updated on 18/10/2019