From Film Stories to National Soft Power : Policies and Film Content of South Korea, Japan and China

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Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationThe Palgrave Handbook of Asian Cinema
EditorsAaron Han Joon Magnan-Park, Gina Marchetti, See Kam Tan
PublisherPalgrave Macmillan UK
Pages609-630
ISBN (electronic)978-1-349-95822-1
ISBN (print)978-1-349-95821-4
Publication statusPublished - 4 Nov 2018

Abstract

During the past decade South Korea, Japan and China (PRC) have made significant strides in international film exports and their film industries have often been utilized as tools of cultural diplomacy. This chapter analyzes some of the most successful government policies, contrasts common cinematic themes in popular national films and evaluates films’ soft power potential in advancing diplomatic agendas. By examining the dominant cinematic narratives and offering a brief historical overview of their respective film industries, the research traces the most common trends and explores how popular films shape the perception of producers’ culture abroad. The issues of soft power and its implications for the relationship between the dominant genres and the idea of nation are discussed.

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From Film Stories to National Soft Power: Policies and Film Content of South Korea, Japan and China. / Lovric, Bruno.
The Palgrave Handbook of Asian Cinema. ed. / Aaron Han Joon Magnan-Park; Gina Marchetti; See Kam Tan. Palgrave Macmillan UK, 2018. p. 609-630.

Research output: Chapters, Conference Papers, Creative and Literary WorksRGC 12 - Chapter in an edited book (Author)peer-review