Horror to the Extreme: Changing Boundaries in Asian Cinema

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Jinhee Choi, Mitsuyo Wada-Marciano
Hong Kong University Press, Jun 1, 2009 - Social Science - 284 pages
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This book compares production and consumption of Asian horror cinemas in different national contexts and their multidirectional dialogues with Hollywood and neighboring Asian cultures. Individual essays highlight common themes including technology, digital media, adolescent audience sensibilities, transnational co-productions, pan-Asian marketing techniques, and variations on good vs. evil evident in many Asian horror films. Contributors include Kevin Heffernan, Adam Knee, Chi-Yun Shin, Chika Kinoshita, Robert Cagle, Emilie Yeh Yueh-yu, Neda Ng Hei-tung, Hyun-suk Seo, Kyung Hyun Kim, and Robert Hyland.
 

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Contents

Introduction
1
From Jhorror to Asia Extreme
13
Film Movement National History and Taboo
101
Personal Belongings Bodies and Violence
161
Notes
219
Bibliography
249
Index
261
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Jinhee Choi is a lecturer of film studies at the University of Kent.

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