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Horror to the Extreme: Changing Boundaries in Asian Cinema

Jinhee Choi and Mitsuyo Wada-Marciano


This book compares production and consumption of Asian horror cinemas in different national contexts and their multidirectional dialogues with Hollywood and neighboring Asian cultures. Chapters highlight common themes including technology, digital media, adolescent audience sensibilities, transnational co-productions, pan-Asian marketing techniques, and variations on good vs. evil evident.

Keywords: Asian horror films, national contexts, multidirectional dialogues, Hollywood, Asian cultures

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2009 Print ISBN-13: 9789622099722
Published to Hong Kong Scholarship Online: September 2011 DOI:10.5790/hongkong/9789622099722.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Jinhee Choi, editor

Mitsuyo Wada-Marciano, editor

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Front Matter


Jinhee Choi, and Mitsuyo Wada-Marciano

I Contesting Genres: From J-horror to “Asia Extreme”

1 J-horror:

Mitsuyo Wada-Marciano

5 The Art of Branding:

Chi-Yun Shin

II Contextualizing Horror: Film Movement, National History, and Taboo

6 The Mummy Complex:

Chika Kinoshita

8 Magic, Medicine, Cannibalism:

Emilie Yueh-yu Yeh, and Neda Hei-tung Ng

III Iconography of Horror: Personal Belongings, Bodies, and Violence

11 A Politics of Excess:

Robert Hyland

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