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DIVIDED LENSES: SCREEN MEMORIES OF WAR IN EAST ASIA. Ed. by Michael Berry and Chiho Sawada. University of Hawaii Press, Honolulu, 2016. 336 pp. with 32 ills. 22 x 15 cm. ISBN 9780824851514 In English.
Publisher's description: Divided Lenses: Screen Memories of War in East Asia is the first attempt to explore how the tumultuous years between 1931 and 1953 have been recreated and renegotiated in cinema. This period saw traumatic conflicts such as the Sino-Japanese War, the Pacific War, and the Korean War, and pivotal events such as the Rape of Nanjing, Pearl Harbor, the Battle of Iwo Jima, and the bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, all of which left a lasting imprint on East Asia and the world. By bringing together a variety of specialists in the cinemas of East Asia and offering divergent yet complementary perspectives, the book explores how the legacies of war have been reimagined through the lens of film. This turbulent era opened with the Mukden Incident of 1931, which signaled a new page in Japanese militaristic aggression in East Asia, and culminated with the Korean War (1950-1953), a protracted conflict that broke out in the wake of Japan's post-World War II withdrawal from Korea. Divided Lenses explores the ways in which events of the intervening decades have continued to shape politics and popular culture throughout East Asia and the world.
Indexing: Video/Film/Performance
Plans: 71
Worldwide Number: 171448
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