Asian cinemas comprise the fastest growing area of regional film production in the world at the moment. This topic provides an introduction to, and an overview of, the diversity of film industries throughout Asia. It will also give students a grounding in some of the major analytical frameworks which have been applied to the study of these industries. The cinemas which will be studied include: the popular cinemas from Hong Kong and India, the tradition of studio production and the anime industry in Japan, the innovative art cinema movements in Taiwan and Iran, and emergent production industries such as those of South Korea and the People's Republic of China.
This topic aims to:
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