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Asian Film Online offers a view of Asian culture as seen through the lens of the independent Asian filmmaker. Through a selection of over 1,000 narrative feature films, documentaries and shorts curated by film scholars and critics, the collection offers highly relevant perspectives and insights onto themes relevant across Asia, including modernity, globalization, female agency, social and political unrest, and cultural and sexual identity. Such themes are central to any meaningful discussion of contemporary Asian culture and society.

Whereas tracking down these hard-to-find films individually is a time-consuming, expensive, and complicated process, Asian Film Online brings this trove of high-quality resources straight to your library in one cost-effective, easy-to-use online interface.

This series is invaluable for scholarship in Asian Studies, including Chinese Studies, Korean Studies, Japanese Studies and South Asian Studies, and integrates into multidisciplinary sources with an Asian focus, including history, political science, cultural studies, film studies, anthropology, women’s studies, religion, language and environmental studies.

Portfolios and complete bodies of work from a selection of the most prominent filmmakers of the region make the collection an indispensable resource for the study of film, literature, and the visual and performing arts. Primary source, original language films are perfect for language learners, in particular Mandarin, Korean, Japanese and Farsi.

Films are perfectly suited to illustrate and stimulate dialogue topics such as: globalization and urbanization; family and marriage; diaspora and immigration; female agency and gender rights; politics and conflict; social movements; economic conditions; and culture and identity.

Asian Film Online: Volume I
Asian Film Online: Volume I features nearly 600 hours of film from across the region. More than 75 percent of these titles stream exclusively in Asian Film Online, and more than 60 percent are award winners. Twenty-four countries are represented, with a strong concentration on China, India, Iran, South Korea, and Southeast Asia.

Asian Film Online: Volume II
Launched in 2014, Volume II is growing to deliver 500 additional hours of film along with 1,000 pages of text focused on the featured films and filmmakers. The second volume features works from 70 countries across Asia, including more in-depth coverage of Turkey, Hong Kong, Afghanistan, and Vietnam.


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