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Cinema and the Cultural Cold War: US Diplomacy and the Origins of the Asian Cinema Network

Sangjoon Lee


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 politics. The book adopts a simultaneously global and regional approach when analyzing the region's film cultures and industries. New economic conditions in the Asian region and shared postwar experiences among the early cinema entrepreneurs were influenced by Cold War politics, US cultural diplomacy, and intensified cultural flows during the 1950s and 1960s. The book reconstructs Asian film history in ligh ... More

Keywords: postwar Asian cinema, Cold War politics, Asian films, Federation of Motion Picture Producers in Asia, Asian Film Festival, US cultural diplomacy, international relationships, Asian film history

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2020 Print ISBN-13: 9781501752315
Published to Cornell Scholarship Online: May 2021 DOI:10.7591/cornell/9781501752315.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Sangjoon Lee, author
Nanyang Technological University