Identities in Motion: Asian American Film and Video

Identities in Motion: Asian American Film and Video

Peter X Feng


This cutting edge publication exhibits how Asian American filmmakers and videomakers body and are framed by means of history—how they outline and are outlined by means of cinematic projections of Asian American identification. Combining shut readings of flicks and movies, refined cultural analyses, and unique construction histories that show the complicated forces at play within the making and allotting of those videos, Identities in Motion bargains an illuminating interpretative framework for assessing the extreme variety of Asian American motion pictures produced in North America.
Peter X Feng considers quite a lot of works—from genres comparable to detective motion pictures to romantic comedies to ethnographic movies, documentaries, avant-garde video clips, newsreels, travelogues, or even domestic videos. Feng starts off by way of interpreting video clips approximately 3 an important moments that outlined the yankee kingdom and the jobs of Asian american citizens inside of it: the coming of chinese language and jap girls within the American West and Hawai’i; the incorporation of the Philippines into the U.S. empire; and the internment of eastern american citizens in the course of global battle II. In next chapters Feng discusses cinematic depictions of ideological conflicts between Asian american citizens and of the advanced forces that compel migration, extending his nuanced research of the intersections of sexuality, ethnicity, and nationalist pursuits.
Identities in Motion illuminates the fluidity of Asian American identities, expressing the variety and complexity of Asian Americans—including Filipinos, Indonesians, chinese language, jap, Vietnamese, Laotians, Indians, and Koreans—from the 19th to the twenty-first century.

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