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Rising Sun, Divided LandJapanese and South Korean Filmmakers$
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Kate Taylor-Jones

Print publication date: 2013

Print ISBN-13: 9780231165853

Published to Columbia Scholarship Online: November 2015

DOI: 10.7312/columbia/9780231165853.001.0001

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Cinematic Japan and Korea

Cinematic Japan and Korea

A Long and Turbulent History

Chapter:
(p.10) Cinematic Japan and Korea
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Rising Sun, Divided Land
Author(s):

Kate E. Taylor-Jones

Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:10.7312/columbia/9780231165853.003.0002

This chapter discusses the historical development of cinema in Japan and Korea. In Japan, Shiro Asano imported the first motion picture camera in 1897 and the medium was quickly embraced by the whole population and over the next decade became a popular method of entertainment. The first cinema was opened in 1903 and the first Japanese production company was established in 1908. In Korea, cinema was first introduced to the general public in 1903. The Korean film industry, however, had a difficult start and it struggled to emerge from under the control of the Japanese. As a result the first Korean film was not actually produced until 1919.

Keywords:   Japan, Korea, cinematic history, cinema, Japanese films, Korean films

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