The field of Asian feminist media studies is inchoate and under-defined. Despite increasing archival endeavors to excavate women's work in early to mid-twentieth-century film and media cultures in Asia and continuous scholarly attention to the accomplishments of contemporary Asian women film and media makers, a concerted, in-depth reexamination of women's media work in different parts of Asia has been lacking. This has to do with fundamental difficulties in cognitively mapping the field—difficulties stemming from multifarious modes of practice that resist generalization, limited availability of primary and archival materials, and continuous anxiety with universalized Western critical discourses. These are further compounded by the complex and shifting parameters of what counts as “Asia,”...
Editor's Introduction: Asian Feminist Media: Intersections and Interventions
Yiman Wang is an associate professor of film and digital media at the University of California, Santa Cruz. She is the author of Remaking Chinese Cinema: Through the Prism of Shanghai, Hong Kong, and Hollywood (University of Hawaii Press, 2013) and editor of the Asian media special issue of Feminist Media Histories (2019). She is currently writing a book on Anna May Wong, the best-known early twentieth-century Chinese American screen and stage performer. She has published numerous articles on border-crossing stardom, transnational Chinese cinema, early Chinese cinema, Chinese independent documentaries, socialist comedy, and stop-motion animation.
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Yiman Wang; Editor's Introduction: Asian Feminist Media: Intersections and Interventions. Feminist Media Histories 1 January 2019; 5 (1): 1–10. doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/fmh.2019.5.1.1
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