Hye Seung Chung
Transnational Genre Flows and South Korean Cinema
Transnational Rights Advocacy and South Korean Cinema
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.
Film Regulation, Foreign Relations, and East Asian Representations
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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