Hye Seung Chung

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Movie Migrations

Transnational Genre Flows and South Korean Cinema

Rutgers University Press

This timely new study reveals that, though South Korean popular culture might be enjoying new prominence on the global stage, the nation’s film industry has long been a hub for creative appropriations across national borders. Movie Migrations explores how Korean filmmakers have put a unique spin on familiar genres, while influencing world cinema from Hollywood to Bollywood. 
 

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Movie Minorities

Transnational Rights Advocacy and South Korean Cinema

Rutgers University Press

Rights advocacy has become a prominent facet of South Korea’s increasingly transnational motion picture output, and today films about political prisoners, undocumented workers, and people with disabilities attract mainstream attention. Movie Minorities offers the first English-language study of Korean cinema’s role in helping to galvanize activist social movements across these and other identity-based categories.

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Hollywood Diplomacy

Film Regulation, Foreign Relations, and East Asian Representations

Rutgers University Press

While tracing both Hollywood’s internal foreign relations protocols and external regulatory interventions by the Chinese government, the U.S. State Department, the Office of War Information, and the Department of Defense, Hollywood Diplomacy contends that film regulation has played a key role in shaping images of Chinese, Japanese, and Korean ethnicities according to the political mandates of U.S. foreign policy.

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