This book examines cross-regional film collaboration within the Asia-Pacific region. Through a mixed methods approach of political economy and industry, market and textual analysis, the book contributes to the understanding of the global fusion of cultural products and the reconfiguration of geographic, political, economic, and cultural relations. Issues covered include: cultural globalization and Asian regionalization; identity, regionalism, and industry practices and inter-Asian and trans-Pacific co-production practices among the U.S., China, South Korea, Japan, India, Hong Kong, Argentina, Australia, Taiwan, and New Zealand.
Asia-Pacific Film Co-production: Introduction -
Dal Yong Jin and Wendy Su
Part I: Regionalization, Globalization, and Co-production
Chapter 1. Cultural Globalization through Film Co-productions in the Asia-Pacific Region .
Dal Yong Jin
Chapter 2.Fast Boats from Hollywood to China-vice versa-or Ships Passing in the Night? The PRC Meets the NICL
Part II: Film Industry, Collaboration, and Asian Geopolitics
Chapter 3.Sleeping with the Intimate ‘Enemy’? Dynamics and Precarities of Chinese co-productions in the case of the ‘Korea Ban’
Chapter 4. Post-2014 Chinese-Korean Film Co-production: Nation Branding via Online Film Publicity .
Chapter 5. Hindi Chini Bhai Bhai: Examining India-China co-production deals in Globalized Media Markets
Chapter 6. International film co-productions as a new harbour of nationalistic communication amid regional ‘imagined communities’: The case of China and Korea
Mi Sook Park
Part III. Cultural Flows, Cultural Globalization, and the Asia-Pacific
Chapter 7. Is the China Party Over?: Global Integration, State Intervention, and Changing China-Hollywood Relations: 2014–2018
Chapter 8. Seeking a Global Audience: Transnational Narrative Strategies of the Netflix
Original Movie, Okja
Chapter 9. Influential factors for producing film co-productions between Korea and New Zealand
Chapter 10. Co-producing with the Other Side of the World: Argentine–Korean Films and International Film Festivals
Chapter 11. Connecting with China, Hollywood and Film Festivals: The Collaboration and Co- production of Taiwanese Filmmakers in the Era of Neo-liberal Globalization
Jocelyn Yi-Hsuan Lai
Part IV: Aesthetics in Film Co-production
Chapter 12. Beyond Japan-Taiwan Coproduction: Intertextuality and Elliptical Figures in Hou Hsiao-hsien’s Café Lumière
Michelle Bloom and Satoko Kakihara.
Chapter 13. Seoul-Hong Kong-Macau: Love with an Alien (1957) and Postwar Korea- Hong Kong Coproduction
Chapter 14. Docu-reality and Empathy in Bloodless (2017): A Manifesto for Transnational Virtual Reality Cinema
Luke Buckmaster and Brian Yecies
Chapter 15. Final Recipe as a Pan-Asian Co-production Film: Interview with Director Gina Kim .
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