Amsterdam University Press
Critical Asian Cinemas
Film still from Burning (director Chang-dong Lee, 2018).
Series editors

Steve Choe, San Francisco State University, USA

Geographical Scope
East Asia, Southeast Asia, South Asia, Central Asia
Chronological Scope
Late 19th century until the present
Editorial Board

Jinsoo An, University of California, Berkeley, USA
Jason Coe, Hong Kong University
Corey Creekmur, University of Iowa, USA
Chris Berry, King’s College, London
Mayumo Inoue, Hitotsubashi University, Japan
Jihoon Kim, Chung Ang University, South Korea
Adam Knee, Lasalle College of the Arts, Singapore
Jean Ma, Stanford University, USA

Keywords
Cinema, film, Asia, film theory, critical theory, cultural history, media archaeology
Series

Critical Asian Cinemas

Critical Asian Cinemas features book-length manuscripts that engage with films produced in Asia and by Asian auteurs. “Asia” refers here to the geographic and discursive sites located in East and Central Asia, as well as South and Southeast Asia. The books in this series emphasize the capacity of film to interrogate the cultures, politics, aesthetics, and histories of Asia by thinking cinema as an art capable of critique. Open to a wide variety of approaches and methods, the series features studies that utilize novel theoretical models toward the analysis of all genres and styles of Asian moving image practices, encompassing experimental film and video, the moving image in contemporary art, documentary, as well as popular genre cinemas. We welcome rigorous, original analyses from scholars working in any discipline.

This timely series includes studies that critique the aesthetics and ontology of the cinema, but also the concept of Asia itself. They attempt to negotiate the place of Asian cinema in the world by tracing the distribution of films as cultural products but also as aesthetic objects that critically address the ostensible particularly of Asianness as a discursive formation.

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