Lee, Sangjoon.

Cinema and the cultural Cold War : US diplomacy and the origins of the Asian cinema network / Sangjoon Lee. - Ithaca, New York : Cornell University Press, 2020. - xvi, 291 p. : ill. - The United States in the world . - United States in the world. .

Includes bibliographical references and index.

The Asia Foundation's Motion Picture Project -- The FPA, US Propaganda, and Postwar Japanese Cinema -- It's "Oscar" Time in Asia! -- Constructing the Anti-Communist Producers' Alliance -- Projecting Asian Cinema to the World -- The Rise and Demise of a Developmental State Studio -- Hong Kong, Hollywood, and The End of the Network -- Epilogue : From Asia to Asia-Pacific.

"This book explores the ways in which postwar Asian cinema was shaped by transnational collaborations and competitions between newly independent and colonial states at the height of Cold War cultural politics"--

9781501753916 (pbk.) 1501753916 (pbk.) 9781501752315 (hbk.) 1501752316 (hbk.)


Asia Foundation --Influence.


Motion picture industry -- Political aspects -- History -- Asia -- 20th century.
Motion pictures -- Political aspects -- History -- Asia -- 20th century.
Cold war -- Influence.
Communism and motion pictures -- Asia.
Motion pictures and transnationalism -- Asia.


Asia -- Relations -- United States.
United States.

PN1993.5.A8 / L44 2020

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