Asian film, media, and culture

Dream Empire (Denmark, 2016)

Dream Empire begins in 2012 when Xi Jinping was elected to the post of General Secretary of the Communist Party and delivered a speech in which he famously used the phrase “Chinese dream” nine times […]

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on May, 17 · in Reviews

Call for Papers – East Asian Journal of Popular Culture

In recent decades, there has been a huge rise in the interest in East Asian popular culture. Since being launched in 2015, the East Asian Journal of Popular Culture has engaged directly with this trend. It has […]

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on May, 14 · in Announcements

Queen of Sports (China, 1934)

History is more often not a lesson in progress but a lesson in repeats. And nothing underscores the cyclical rather than linear nature of history for me than watching silent and early sound cinema. When […]

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on Mar, 23

Of Time and the Image: A Preview of Select Asian Titles Screening at New Directors/New Films

Co-presented by The Museum of Modern Art and the Film Society of Lincoln Center, the annual festival of emerging filmmakers making their debut, sophomore, or sometimes third-film efforts from around the world takes place this […]

Posted by
on Mar, 17

Who Is Arthur Chu? (USA, 2017) [CAAMFest 2017]

Different people may have different conceptions of who Arthur Chu is. Some might remember him as the Asian American contestant on Jeopardy! who won 11 games with his unusual style of playing. Some might remember […]

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on Mar, 12

She’s the Boss (Vietnam, 2017) [CAAMFest 2017]

She’s the Boss is Vietnam’s take on the Thai hit, ATM Er Rak Error (2012), which places romance in conflict with various security issues. Subject to the “no fraternization” policy of the bank where they […]

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on Mar, 10

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