Journals Higher Education



Published: 15 March 2001

256 Pages | 24 Illustrations, black & white

8.5 x 5.4 inches

ISBN: 9780719060083

Bookseller Code (06)


Contemporary Korean cinema

Culture, identity and politics

Hyangjin Lee

Published by Manchester University Press

  • The first in-depth, comprehensive study of Korean cinema offering original insight into the relationships between ideology and the art of cinema from East Asian perspectives
  • Combines issues of contemporary Korean culture and cinematic representation of the society and people in both North and South Korea
  • Covers the introduction of motion pictures in 1903, Korean cinema during the Japanese colonial period (1910-45) and the development of North and South Korean cinema up to the 1990s
  • Introduces the works of Korea's major directors, and analyses the Korean film industry in terms of film production, distribution and reception
  • Based on this historical analysis, the study investigates ideological constructs in seventeen films, eight from North Korea and nine from South Korea

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