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  »  Issues Contents  2015-03-16 States of emergency as an Inter-Asia issue
States of emergency as an Inter-Asia issue
KIM Soyoung

AbstractProposing State of emergence as an Inter-Asian issue that still lingers on as an affective state of emergency, the essay grapples with the politics of affect lurking in the entertainment as well as in real politics.
Keywords:threshold of modern, a constellation of emergency, state of emergency and affective state of emergency, openness, Korean wave, female president

Author’s biography
Kim Soyoung is Professor of Cinema Studies at Korean National University of Arts, and Director of Trans Asian Screen Culture Institute. She is the author of several books on cinema, modernity and gender including The Cartography of Catastrophe (Korean, 2014), The States of Emergency and Fantasy (Korean, 2014), Primal Scenes of Modern (Korean, 2010) and co-editor of Electronic Elsewhere with Chris Berry and Lynn Spiegel (University of Minnesota Press). She is the filmmaker of Heart of Snow (on Post- Soviet Koreans in Central Asia)  , Viewfinder (a feature length fiction, 2010) and Women's History Trilogy (2006) which was released in theaters and screened at International film festivals and universities.

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