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March 2018: Divided Lenses now available in paperback
Divided Lenses: Screen Memories of War in East Asia is the first attempt to explore how the tumultuous years between 1931 and 1953 have been recreated and renegotiated in cinema. This period saw traumatic conflicts such as the Sino-Japanese War, the Pacific War, and the Korean War, and pivotal events such as the Rape of Nanjing, Pearl Harbor, the Battle of Iwo Jima, and the bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki—all of which left a lasting imprint on East Asia and the world. By bringing together a variety of specialists in the cinemas of East Asia and offering divergent yet complementary perspectives, the book explores how the legacies of war have been reimagined through the lens of film.
For more information, visit https://www.uhpress.hawaii.edu/title/divided-lenses-screen-memories-of-war-in-east-asia/.
This book originated from a film series and scholarly conference at Stanford University, which was co-organized by JPRI director Chiho Sawada.