By Mika Ko

Over the final twenty years, ethnic minority teams were more and more featured in eastern movies. although, the best way those teams are offered has no longer been a topic of research. This examine examines the illustration of so-called Others – foreigners, ethnic minorities, and Okinawans – in jap cinema. through combining textual and contextual research, this ebook analyses the narrative and visible form of motion pictures of up to date eastern cinema on the subject of their social and old context of construction and reception.

Mika Ko considers the ways that ‘multicultural’ sentiments have emerged in modern eastern cinema. during this recognize, jap motion pictures could be noticeable now not just to have ‘reflected’ extra basic traits inside eastern society yet to have performed an energetic function in developing and speaking various models of multiculturalism. specifically, the publication is worried with how representations of ‘otherness’ in modern eastern cinema might be pointed out as reinforcing or subverting dominant discourses of ‘Japaneseness’. the writer publication additionally illuminates the ways that eastern movies have engaged within the dramatisation and elaboration of principles and attitudes surrounding modern jap nationalism and multiculturalism.

By finding modern jap cinema in a social and political context, Japanese Cinema and Otherness makes an unique contribution to scholarship on jap movie research but additionally to bridging the space among jap reviews and picture stories.

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