The Palgrave Handbook of Asian Cinema

  • Aaron Han Joon Magnan-Park
  • Gina Marchetti
  • See Kam Tan

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xix
  2. Aaron Han Joon Magnan-Park, Gina Marchetti, See Kam Tan
    Pages 1-12
  3. Defining Asian Cinema in the 21st Century

  4. Locating the New Asian Cinema: Changing Aesthetics, Distribution Networks, and Global Connections

  5. Asian History in the Making

  6. Remaking Asia and the Asian Diaspora—New Tales of an (Un) Common Past

  7. Questioning Asian Bodies

  8. Politics in Asian Film

  9. Back Matter
    Pages 709-743

About this book


This collection offers new approaches to theorizing Asian film in relation to the history, culture, geopolitics and economics of the continent. Bringing together original essays written by established and emerging scholars, this anthology transcends the limitations of national borders to do justice to the diverse ways in which the cinema shapes Asia geographically and imaginatively in the world today. From the revival of the Silk Road as the “belt and road” of a rising China to historical ruminations on the legacy of colonialism across the continent, the authors argue that the category of “Asian cinema” from Turkey to the edges of the Pacific continues to play a vital role in cutting-edge film research. This handbook will serve as an essential guide for committed scholars, students, and all those interested in the past, present, and possible future of Asian cinema in the 21st century. 


transnational film global asian geopolitics asian economics China India

Editors and affiliations

  • Aaron Han Joon Magnan-Park
    • 1
  • Gina Marchetti
    • 2
  • See Kam Tan
    • 3
  1. 1.University of Hong KongHong KongHong Kong
  2. 2.School of HumanitiesUniversity of Hong KongHong KongHong Kong
  3. 3.University of MacauMacauSingapore

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