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Divided Lenses: Screen Memories of War in East Asia

Michael Berry and Chiho Sawada


Divided Lenses: Screen Memories of War in East Asia is the first ever attempt to explore how the tumultuous years from 1931 through 1953 in East Asia have been recreated and renegotiated in cinema. This is a period which encapsulated such traumatic conflicts as the Sino-Japanese War, The Pacific War, and The Korean War and iconic incidents such as the Rape of Nanjing, Pearl Harbor, the Battle of Iwo Jima and the Bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, which makes this two-decade span particularly important in terms of the lasting legacy these events have had on East Asia, and the world. This volum ... More

Keywords: asian cinema, Chinese cinema, Japanese cinema, Korean cinema, trauma, war films, Sino-Japanese War, Pacific War, Korean War, historical films

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2016 Print ISBN-13: 9780824851514
Published to Hawaii Scholarship Online: November 2016 DOI:10.21313/hawaii/9780824851514.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Michael Berry, editor
University of California, Santa Barbara

Chiho Sawada, editor
Asia Pacific Peace Studies Institute