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Asian interchange: Korean–Hong Kong co-productions of the 1960s

Journal Article


Abstract


  • In the 1960s, during the first half of President Park Chung-hee's term of authoritarian government, Korean film-makers pursued a range of international collaborations with one of the most active centres of the Asian film industry: Hong Kong. As a result of domestic economic, political and cultural restrictions, but encouraged by efforts to rapidly industrialize the Korean film industry, these activities involved participation in international film festivals, co-production partnerships, genre adaptations and remakes. This article explores how these official and unofficial partnerships fostered new cultural flows between these two budding Asian tigers, and how co-productions and remakes impacted the growth of the Korean film industry.

Publication Date


  • 2012

Citation


  • Shim, A. & Yecies, B. (2012). Asian interchange: Korean–Hong Kong co-productions of the 1960s. Journal of Japanese & Korean Cinema, 4 (1), 15-28.

Scopus Eid


  • 2-s2.0-84959191520

Ro Metadata Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/lhapapers/335

Has Global Citation Frequency


Number Of Pages


  • 13

Start Page


  • 15

End Page


  • 28

Volume


  • 4

Issue


  • 1

Place Of Publication


  • United Kingdom

Abstract


  • In the 1960s, during the first half of President Park Chung-hee's term of authoritarian government, Korean film-makers pursued a range of international collaborations with one of the most active centres of the Asian film industry: Hong Kong. As a result of domestic economic, political and cultural restrictions, but encouraged by efforts to rapidly industrialize the Korean film industry, these activities involved participation in international film festivals, co-production partnerships, genre adaptations and remakes. This article explores how these official and unofficial partnerships fostered new cultural flows between these two budding Asian tigers, and how co-productions and remakes impacted the growth of the Korean film industry.

Publication Date


  • 2012

Citation


  • Shim, A. & Yecies, B. (2012). Asian interchange: Korean–Hong Kong co-productions of the 1960s. Journal of Japanese & Korean Cinema, 4 (1), 15-28.

Scopus Eid


  • 2-s2.0-84959191520

Ro Metadata Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/lhapapers/335

Has Global Citation Frequency


Number Of Pages


  • 13

Start Page


  • 15

End Page


  • 28

Volume


  • 4

Issue


  • 1

Place Of Publication


  • United Kingdom