Associated Initiative

Martial Arts and the Globalization of US and Asian Film Industries

Thursday, October 2nd, 2003
Christina Klein
4:00 pm

Third Floor, Levis Faculty Center 919 W. Illinois St. Urbana

Event Description


Christina Klein considers some of the effects that globalization is having on film industries in the US and Asia.  Taking the contemporary martial arts films as a case study, she explores the emergence of an increasingly trans-Pacific mode of film production and film style.  She also examines how Hollywood is becoming Asianized in diverse ways while film industries in Asia are themselves becoming more Hollywoodized.
Christina Klein

Literature Program Massachusetts Institute of Technology