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Title: The Asia foundation's motion-picture project and the cultural cold war in Asia
Authors: Lee, Sangjoon
Keywords: Social sciences::Communication
Issue Date: 2017
Source: Lee, S. (2017). The Asia foundation's motion-picture project and the cultural cold war in Asia. Film History, 29(2), 108-137. doi:10.2979/filmhistory.29.2.05
Journal: Film History
Abstract: Drawing on archival materials from the Asia Foundation records at the Hoover Institution Archives and the Robert Blum Papers at Yale University Library, this article focuses on the origins and development of the Federation of Motion Picture Producers in Asia (FPA) by unveiling the existence of the Asia Foundation (TAF) and its forgotten motion-picture projects in Asia. Under the leadership of its first president, Robert Blum (1953-1962), the Asia Foundation, a private nonprofit organization, was actively involved in the motion-picture industries in Cold War Asia. The Asia Foundation covertly supported anticommunist motion-picture industry personnel, ranging from producers, directors, and technicians to critics and writers in Japan, Hong Kong, Burma, and South Korea, as well as American and British motion-picture producers in Malaysia and Thailand through clandestine activities. This study aims to investigate how and to what extent TAF and its field agents furtively acted to construct an anticommunist motion-picture producers' alliance in Asia, responded to local film executives' various needs, and negotiated with the constantly changing political, social, and cultural environments in the region during the project's active periods.
URI: https://hdl.handle.net/10356/143158
ISSN: 0892-2160
DOI: 10.2979/filmhistory.29.2.05
Rights: ©2017 Trustees of Indiana University. This article was published as Lee, S. (2017). The Asia foundation's motion-picture project and the cultural cold war in Asia. Film History, 29(2), 108-137. doi:10.2979/filmhistory.29.2.05. No part of this article may be reproduced, stored in a retrieval system, transmitted, or distributed, in any form, by any means, electronic, mechanical, photographic, or otherwise, without the prior permission of Indiana University Press. For re¬use, please contact the Copyright Clearance Center (www.copyright.com, 508-744-3350). For all other permissions, please visit http://iupress.indiana.edu.
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