The Attractive Empire: Transnational Film Culture in Imperial Japan, by Michael Baskett, is now available in paperback.
“Michael Baskett removes imperial Japanese film from its solitary confinement and commandingly analyzes how it functioned internationally. He commits a depth of research rarely found in English-language studies of Japanese cinema, and his mastery of the primary and secondary sources from beyond Japan’s borders distinctly set his book apart from previous scholarship on the subject. Not only is this a work that historians and film scholars will appreciate but also one that I look forward to assigning to undergraduates.” —Barak Kushner, Cambridge University
September 2008 / ISBN 978-0-8248-3223-0 / $25.00 (PAPER)