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Routledge Handbook of Japanese Cinema

Edited by: Joanne Bernardi , Shota T. Ogawa

Print publication date:  August  2020
Online publication date:  August  2020

Print ISBN: 9781138685529
eBook ISBN: 9781315534374
Adobe ISBN:

10.4324/9781315534374
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Book description

The Routledge Handbook of Japanese Cinema provides a timely and expansive overview of Japanese cinema today, through cutting-edge scholarship that reflects the hybridity of approaches defining the field.

The volume?s twenty-one chapters represent work by authors with diverse backgrounds and expertise, recasting traditional questions of authorship, genre, and industry in broad conceptual frameworks such as gender, media theory, archive studies, and neoliberalism. The volume is divided into four parts, each representing an emergent area of inquiry:

  • "Decentring Classical Cinema"
  • "Questions of Industry"
  • "Intermedia as an Approach"
  • "The Object Life of Film"

This is the first anthology of Japanese cinema scholarship to span the temporal framework of 200 years, from the vibrant magic lantern culture of the nineteenth century, through to the formation of the film industry in the twentieth century, and culminating in cinema?s migration to gaming, surveillance video, and other new media platforms of the twenty-first century.

This handbook will prove a useful resource to students and scholars of Japanese studies, film studies, and cultural studies more broadly.

Table of contents

Prelims Download PDF
Introduction Download PDF
Chapter  1:  Suspense and Border Crossing Download PDF
Chapter  2:  Beyond Mt. Fuji and the Lenin Cap Download PDF
Chapter  3:  Home Movies of the Revolution Download PDF
Chapter  4:  When Marnie was There  Download PDF
Chapter  5:  Making Sense of Nakai Masakazu’s Film Theory, “Kino Satz” Download PDF
Chapter  6:  Geysers of Another Nature Download PDF
Chapter  7:  Kaiju Films as Exportable Content Download PDF
Chapter  8:  “Fugitives” from the Studio System Download PDF
Chapter  9:  Solo Animation in Japan Download PDF
Chapter  10:  Media Models of “Amateur” Film and Manga Download PDF
Chapter  11:  Utsushi-e  Download PDF
Chapter  12:  “Inter-Mediating” Global Modernity Download PDF
Chapter  13:  Between Silence and Sound Download PDF
Chapter  14:  Marionettes No Longer Download PDF
Chapter  15:  Rhetorics of Autonomy and Mobility in Japanese “AAA” Games Download PDF
Chapter  16:  Pointing Through the Screen Download PDF
Chapter  17:  A Historical Survey of Film Archiving in Japan Download PDF
Chapter  18:  Japanese Film History and the Challenges of IMAGICA WEST Corp. Download PDF
Chapter  19:  A Case Study of Japanese Film Exhibition in North America Download PDF
Chapter  20:  Regional Film Archive in Transit Download PDF
Chapter  21:  New Paths toward Preserving Japanese Cinema Download PDF
Contributors Download PDF
Index Download PDF
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