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Film Censorship in the Asia-Pacific Region

Malaysia, Hong Kong and Australia Compared

By Saw Tiong Guan

Routledge – 2013 – 208 pages

Series: Routledge Advances in Asia-Pacific Studies

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    978-0-415-65689-4
    January 9th 2013

Description

Film censorship has always been a controversial matter, particularly in jurisdictions with restrictive state-based censorship systems. This book reviews the film censorship system in the Asia-Pacific by comparing the systems used in Malaysia, Hong Kong and Australia. It identifies the key issues and concerns that arise from the design and implementation of the system by examining the censorship laws, policies, guidelines and processes. The book evaluates film practitioners’ and censors’ opinion of, and experience in, dealing with those issues, and goes on to develop reform proposals for the film censorship system.

Contents

1. Introduction 2. The Film Industries in Malaysia, Hong Kong and Australia in their Socio-legal Context 3. Film Censorship Systems in Malaysia, Hong Kong and Australia: The Laws, Guidelines and Processes 4. Film Censorship Systems in Malaysia, Hong Kong and Australia: The Key Issues 5. Film Censorship Systems in Malaysia, Hong Kong and Australia: The Practitioners’ Opinions and Experiences 6. Judicial Review of Film Censorship Decisions 7. Conclusion: Proposals for the Reform of the Malaysian Film Censorship System and Further Research

Author Bio

Saw Tiong Guan currently teaches at the Faculty of Law at the University of Malaya, Malaysia. He is also an independent film director and producer.

Name: Film Censorship in the Asia-Pacific Region: Malaysia, Hong Kong and Australia Compared (Hardback)Routledge 
Description: By Saw Tiong Guan. Film censorship has always been a controversial matter, particularly in jurisdictions with restrictive state-based censorship systems. This book reviews the film censorship system in the Asia-Pacific by comparing the systems used in Malaysia, Hong Kong...
Categories: Asian Media and Communication Studies, Film Studies, World Cinema, Media & Film Studies, Asia Pacific Studies, Asian Culture & Society