Dr. Dong Hoon Kim, University of Oregon, “Eclipsed Cinema: The Film Culture of Colonial Korea”



Professor Dong Hoon Kim (University of Oregon) presents his book Eclipsed Cinema: the Film Culture of Colonial Korea (Edinburgh University Press, 2017) that explores the seldom-studied film culture in Korea under Japanese colonial rule (1910-1945). Instead of looking at colonial film history merely with the framework of Korean national cinema, Eclipsed Cinema locates cinema in colonial Korea at the discursive junctures of colonial, regional, and Korean and Japanese national cinemas and excavates under-investigated aspects of colonial film culture, including the representational politics of colonial cinema, film exhibition, film reception and spectatorship, and Japanese settlers’ film culture.

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