o Offering in-depth case studies that demonstrate the cutting-edge vision and creativity of contemporary Asian cinema, highlighting independent auteurs and alternative modes of filmmaking that traverse various boundaries. o Providing a new critical framework intersecting cinema studies with migration and diaspora studies, not only shedding new light on debates about identity, subjectivity and belonging in transnational cinema, but also contributing to rethinking the translocal and transnational connections between Asian peoples and places. o Presenting fresh approaches to understanding transnational media and cultural flows as well as regional cultural industries by foregrounding the differently scaled networks of production, circulation and exhibition and extending a unique analysis of the international film festival network.
About the Author
Ran Ma is an associate professor at the 'Japan-in-Asia' Cultural Studies Program, Graduate School of Humanities, Nagoya University, Japan. She has contributed chapters to Chinese Film Festivals: Sites of Translation (2017) and the upcoming anthology The Japanese Cinema Book.