East Asian cult cinema

Authored by: Robyn Citizen

The Routledge Companion to Cult Cinema

Print publication date:  December  2019
Online publication date:  November  2019

Print ISBN: 9781138950276
eBook ISBN: 9781315668819
Adobe ISBN:

10.4324/9781315668819-15

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Abstract

When it comes to international cult cinemas, the popular and obscure films of Hong Kong, Japan and recently South Korea, seem to take up a disproportionate amount of space in the canon. In addition to the relative accessibility of these films, the “West’s” long history of political engagement through imperialism and/or military action with these nations have made them privileged sites for imagining and defining otherness.

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