Southeast Asia On Screen: From Independence to Financial Crisis (1945-1997)

Gaik Cheng Khoo (Editor), Thomas Barker (Editor), Mary Ainslie (Editor)

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"After the end of World War II when many Southeast Asian nations gained national independence, and up until the Asian Financial Crisis, film industries here had distinctive and colourful histories shaped by unique national and domestic conditions. 'Southeast Asia on Screen: From Independence to Financial Crisis (1945–1998)' addresses the similar themes, histories, trends, technologies and sociopolitical events that have moulded the art and industry of film in this region, identifying the unique characteristics that continue to shape cinema, spectatorship and Southeast Asian filmmaking in the present and the future. Bringing together scholars across the region, chapters explore the conditions that have given rise to today's burgeoning Southeast Asian cinemas as well as the gaps that manifest as temporal belatedness" - book description from Cambridge Core.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationAmsterdam
PublisherAmsterdam University Press
Number of pages304
ISBN (Print)9789048541904, 9048541905
Publication statusPublished - 2020

Publication series

NameAsian visual cultures


  • Cultural Studies
  • Film Studies
  • Southeast Asia


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