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Rising Sun, Divided Land: Japanese and South Korean Filmmakers

Kate Taylor-Jones


This book provides a comprehensive, scholarly examination of the historical background, films, and careers of selected Korean and Japanese film directors. It examines eight directors: Fukasaku Kinji, Im Kwon-teak, Kawase Naomi, Miike Takashi, Lee Chang-dong, Kitano Takeshi, Park Chan-wook, and Kim Ki-duk, and considers their work as reflections of personal visions and as films that engage with globalization, colonialism, nationalism, race, gender, history, and the contemporary state of Japan and South Korea. Each chapter is followed by a short analysis of a selected film, and the volume as a w ... More

Keywords: Japanese film directors, Korean film directors, globalization, colonialism, nationalism, South Korea, Fukasaku Kinji, Im Kwon-teak, Kawase Naomi, Miike Takashi

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2013 Print ISBN-13: 9780231165853
Published to Columbia Scholarship Online: November 2015 DOI:10.7312/columbia/9780231165853.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Kate Taylor-Jones, author