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DOI 10.12887/33-2020-4-132-18

Krzysztof LOSKA, Film Culture in Korea under the Japanese Rule from 1910 to 1945

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Drawing on the idea that Japanese colonialism was by no means confined to military conquest, but involved an implementation of a specific cultural project aimed at the creation of a Pan-Asian political community, the author of the paper proceeds to show that cinematography was among the basic instruments propagating the new political order in East Asia. In his analysis of the Korean film culture of the period of the Japanese rule (1910–1945), the author brings out internal contradictions of the apparently homogenous cultural project implemented in Korea by Japan. The discrepancies in question were caused by factors other than the contents and the form of the movies, among them the film production and distribution systems (e.g., the cooperation between Japanese and Korean film studios), the organization of film shows, the opinions of film critics, the weight of the political element (e.g., the censorship and the cinematographic law), and the social impact. The object of the author’s scrutiny is documentaries as well as fiction films, in particular those promoting voluntary military service in the Imperial Japanese Army, which leave no doubt as to the propagandist nature of the film productions in question.

Keywords: colonialism, film culture, II World War, Korean cinema, Japanese occupation

Contact: Katedra Teorii i Antropologii Filmu, Instytut Sztuk Audiowizualnych, Wydział Zarządzania i Komunikacji Społecznej, Uniwersytet Jagielloński, ul. Łojasiewicza 4, 30-348 Kraków, Poland
E-mail: krzysztof.loska@uj.edu.pl
Phone: +48 12 6645607

  1. ISSN 0860-8024
  2. e-ISSN 2720-5355
  3. The Republic of Poland Ministry of Science and Higher Education Value: 100.00
  4. Quarterly “Ethos” is indexed by the following databases: EBSCO, CEEOL, Index Copernicus (ICV 2017: 55.26), Philosopher’s Index, ERIH Plus.
  5. DOI Prefix 10.12887