This book explores the intersections of film, justice, and the state in comparative perspective across a range of major Asian countries, including India, China, Japan, Korea, the Philippines, and Vietnam.nbsp;This book crosses the conventional border between the analysis of on-screen and off-screen intersections of law and cinema.
nbsp; It not only addresses the representation of law on screen (for example, through discussions of how lawyers, police, and prisons are depicted, or how courtroom sequences function as narratives), but also focuses on how the state shapes and regulates cinema.nbsp; The volume addresses the distinct contexts of China, India, Japan, Korea, the Philippines, and Vietnam, along with an integrative introduction that puts the essays and themes into context for scholars and students alike."Cinema may have always been an international language, but the law remains largely defined by territorial boundaries. In these circumstances, the country-by-country essays in this remarkable anthology considering how the law is represented and how the law shapes cinema in Asia are both necessary and original. In fact, many of the accounts of gangsters on-screen and off are quite an eye-opener! Each essay is autonomous, rigorous and highly original. Ranging from censorship to film piracy and courtroom dramas in India, the Philippines, Vietnam, South Korea, Japan and China,Cinema, Law and the State in Asiais as diverse, lively, fast-moving and engaging as those crime films we all love." --Chris Berry,nbsp;Professor of Film and Television Studies, Goldsmiths College, University of London
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