Chinese and Japanese Films on the Second World War

King-fai Tam, Timothy Y. Tsu, Sandra Wilson
Routledge, 24/10/2014 - 186 páginas

This book examines representations of the Second World War in postwar Chinese and Japanese cinema. Drawing on a wide range of scholarly disciplines, and analysing a wide range of films, it demonstrates the potential of war movies for understanding contemporary China and Japan. It shows how the war is remembered in both countries, including the demonisation of Japanese soldiers in postwar socialist-era Chinese movies, and the pervasive sense of victimhood in Japanese memories of the war. However, it also shows how some Chinese directors were experimenting with alternatives interpretations of the war from as early as the 1950s, and how, despite the "resurgence of nationalism" in japan since the 1980s, the production of Japanese movies critical of the war has continued.


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1 The Second World War in postwar Chinese and Japanese film
2 A genealogy of antiJapanese protagonists in Chinese war films 19492011
an analysis of The Muslim Detachment and Jin Yuji
from miscommunication to poetic combat
Japanese atrocities on Chinese screens
the emergence of the East River Column on Hong Kong television screens
7 The theme of salvation in Chinese and Japanese war movies
the ShinTōhō body of postOccupation war films in Japan
Okamoto Kihachi and the politics of the Desperado films
Tōhō and the politics of war memory 19671972
cultural change and remakes of an Okinawan tragedy
12 What is there to laugh about? University of Laughs as an antiwar film comedy
echoes of the FifteenYear War in Japanese film
Index to films
General index
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King-fai Tam is an Associate Professor in the Department of Chinese Culture at Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong, China.

Timothy Y. Tsu is a Professor in the School of International Studies at Kwansei Gaukuin University, Japan.

Sandra Wilson is a Professor in the School of Arts and a Fellow of the Asia Research Centre at Murdoch University, Australia.

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