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By Michael Berry,Chiho Sawada,David Desser,Aaron Gerow,Eric Hayot,Kyu Hyun Kim,Hyangjin Lee,Wenchi Lin,Robert Brent Toplin,Lily Wong,Yingjin Zhang

Divided Lenses: reveal stories of struggle in East Asia is the 1st try to discover how the tumultuous years among 1931 and 1953 were recreated and renegotiated in cinema. this era observed disturbing conflicts resembling the Sino-Japanese battle, the Pacific conflict, and the Korean warfare, and pivotal occasions equivalent to the Rape of Nanjing, Pearl Harbor, the conflict of Iwo Jima, and the bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, all of which left a long-lasting imprint on East Asia and the area. via bringing jointly quite a few experts within the cinemas of East Asia and providing divergent but complementary views, the publication explores how the legacies of battle were reimagined throughout the lens of film.

This turbulent period opened with the Mukden Incident of 1931, which signaled a brand new web page in eastern militaristic aggression in East Asia, and culminated with the Korean warfare (1950–1953), a chronic clash that broke out within the wake of Japan's post–World struggle II withdrawal from Korea. Divided Lenses explores the ways that occasions of the intervening many years have persevered to form politics and pop culture all through East Asia and the area. The essays partly I study ancient developments at paintings in numerous "national" cinemas, together with China, Taiwan, Japan, Korea, and the USA. these partially 2 concentrate on particular issues found in the cinema portraying this period—such as convenience ladies in chinese language movie, the Nanjing bloodbath, or nationalism—and how they've been depicted or renegotiated in modern motion pictures. Of specific curiosity are contributions drawing from other kinds of monitor tradition, similar to tv and video games.

Divided Lenses builds at the becoming curiosity in East Asian cinema by way of reading how those historical conflicts were imagined, framed, and revisited in the course of the lens of cinema and display tradition. it is going to curiosity later generations dwelling within the shadow of those occasions, in addition to scholars and students within the fields of cinema reports, cultural stories, chilly struggle experiences, and global conflict II history.

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