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Korean Cinema in Global Contexts: Post-Colonial Phantom, Blockbuster and Trans-Cinema

Offering the most comprehensive analysis of Korean cinema from its early history to the present, and including the films of Park Chan-wook, Bong Joon-ho and Kim Ki-young, Korean Cinema in Global Contexts: Postcolonial Phantom, Blockbuster and Trans-Cinema situates itself in the local, Inter-Asian, and transnational contexts by mobilizing the critical frameworks of feminism, postcolonial critique and comparative film studies. It is attentive to an enmeshment of the cinematic, aesthetics, politics and cultural history.

Soyoung Kim is Professor of Cinema Studies at the Korea National University of Arts, Director of the Trans-Asia Screen Culture Institute, and Visiting Professor at Duke University, UCBerkeley and Irvine, She is the editor of the History of Korean Cinema (10 vols), National Research Foundation of Korea, co-editor of Electronic Elsewheres: Media, Technology, and the Experience of Social Space, with Chris Berry and Lynn Spiegel, and Geo-Spatiality in Asian and Oceanic Literature and Culture: Worlding Asia in the Anthropocene with Shiuhhuah Serena Chou and Rob Wilson.



Part 1. From Pre-Cinematic Culture to Trans-Cinema

  1. Cartography of Catastrophe: Pre-Colonial Surveys, Post-Colonial Vampires, and the Plight of Korean Modernity
  2. The State of Fantasy in Emergency: Fantasmatic Others in South Korean Films
  3. Modernity in Suspense: The Logic of Fetishism in Korean Cinema
  4. Do Not Include Me in Your “Us”’: Peppermint Candy and the Politics of Difference
  5. Cine-Mania or Cinephilia: Film Festival and Identity Question
  6. The Birth of the Local Feminist Sphere in the Global Era: Yeoseongjang and ‘Trans-cinema’

Part 2. Korean Cinema in Trans-Asia Framework

  1. Inter-Asia Comparative Framework: Postcolonial Film Historiography in Taiwan and South Korea
  2. Post-colonial Genre as Contact Zone: Hwalgeuk and Action Cinema
  3. Geopolitical Fantasy: Continental (Manchurian) Action Movies during the Cold War Era
  4. Anagram of Inter-Asian Korean Film : The Case of My Sassy Girl
  5. Comparative Film Studies: Detour, Demon of Comparison and Dislocative Fantasy


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