Americans have been recorded in fascinating and oftentimes puzzling detail in the Japanese cinema of the past five decades. Various directors' portrayals of Westerners have partaken of a certain amount of creative confusion and experiment. The films they figure in run the gamut from
simplistic to insightful, from insecure and muddled to confidently ambivalent.
Asian Cinema is a seminal journal, which has been published since 1995 by the Asian Cinema Studies Society under the stewardship of Professor John Lent. From 2012 Asian Cinema will be published by Intellect as part of our Film Studies journal portfolio. The journal currently publishes a variety of scholarly material - including research articles, interviews, book and film reviews and bibliographies - on all forms and aspects of Asian cinema. The journal's broad aim is to advance understanding and knowledge of the rich traditions of the various Asian cinemas, thereby making an invaluable contribution to the field of Film Studies in general.