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Contents Introduction to Popular Asian Cinema, with Acknowledgements 1 Anne T. Ciecko 1. Theorizing Asian Cinema(s) 13 Anne T. Ciecko 2. Philippines: Cinema and its Hybridity 32 Jos¿ B. Capino 3. Vietnam: Chronicles of Old and New 45 Panivong Norindr 4. Thailand: Revival in an Age of Globalization 58 Anchalee Chaiworaporn and Adam Knee 5. Singapore: Developments, Challenges, and Projections 71 Jan Uhde and Yvonne Ng Uhde 6. Malaysia: Melodramatic Drive, Rural Discord, Urban Heartaches 83 William van der Heide 7. Indonesia: Screening a Nation in the Post-New Order 96 Krishna Sen 8. Sri Lanka: Art, Commerce, and Cultural Modernity 108 Wimal Dissanayake 9. Bangladesh: Native Resistance and Nationalist Discourse 120 Zakir Hussain Raju 10. India: Bollywood's Global Coming of Age 133 Jyotika Virdi and Corey K. Creekmur 11. Mainland China: Public Square to Shopping Mall 144 and the New Entertainment Film Augusta Lee Palmer 12. Taiwan: Popular Cinema's Disappearing Act 156 Emilie Yueh-yu Yeh 13. Hong Kong: Cinematic Cycles of Grief and Glory 169 Anne T. Ciecko 14. South Korea: Film on the Global Stage 182 Hyangjin Lee 15. Japan: Cause for (Cautious) Optimism 193 Darrell William Davis Notes 207 Bibliography 231 Index 245
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Motion pictures -- Asia.