Stephen Ranger

Nov 22, 2020

Early Twentieth Century Japanese Film Industry with Stephen Ranger

New Books Network 2020

Stephen Ranger of the European Centre for International Political Economy speaks with Satoko Naito of the University of Turku about his recent publications on the early twentieth century Japanese film industry. Stephen explains the state of the Japanese, European, and American film industries of the time, including the decline of British influence on the international film market and subsequent Hollywood domination. He also discusses the role of Japanese governmental entities in select restrictions on films, as well as the global political and economic factors that brought about the situation.

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Satoko Naito

Satoko Naito is a docent of Japanese studies at the Centre for East Asian Studies, University of Turku, Finland. Research interests include Japanese literature, cultural history, and gender studies.

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