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Lost Memories of Korean Cinema: Film Policies During Japanese Colonial Rule, 1919-1937

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What this article will share is a new and compelling discussion surrounding film policies and censorship regulations in Korea under Japanese colonial rule. With this task in mind, we may begin to revisit the lost memories of Korean cinema. So few films made before 1945 exist today, the search for and discovery of them is a vital tool in understanding Korean history

Keywords: Korean cinema; censorship; censorship approval; film laws

Document Type: Research Article


Publication date: September 1, 2003

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  • 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.
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