Forgotten Popular Culture 2022

A curated sale on books of interest to attendees of the inaugural Forgotten Popular Culture conference and others interested in Asian cinema and media studies.

The University of Minnesota Press features a rich list of publications in Asian cinema and popular culture. Our program emphasizes animation studies, film theory and philosophy, and experimental and electronic media. Minnesota is a leading force in rigorous, groundbreaking work, often informed by social and critical theory and generally defined by interdisciplinary and innovative approaches to scholarship.

Enter code MN89230 at checkout for 40% off your purchase through July 15, 2022.

Visit our larger sale on cinema and media studies titles here. 

The New Real: Media and Mimesis in Japan from Stereographs to Emoji The New Real Media and Mimesis in Japan from Stereographs to Emoji Jonathan E. Abel 2022 Fall
Unlocking a vital understanding of how literary studies and media studies overlap and are bound together
Cruisy, Sleepy, Melancholy: Sexual Disorientation in the Films of Tsai Ming-liang Cruisy, Sleepy, Melancholy Sexual Disorientation in the Films of Tsai Ming-liang Nicholas de Villiers 2022 Fall
A brilliant approach to the queerness of one of Taiwan’s greatest auteurs
Cinema Illuminating Reality: Media Philosophy through Buddhism Cinema Illuminating Reality Media Philosophy through Buddhism Victor Fan 2022 Spring
A new critical approach to cinema and media based on Buddhism as a philosophical discourse
Cosplay: The Fictional Mode of Existence Cosplay The Fictional Mode of Existence Frenchy Lunning 2022 Spring
An exploration of cosplay and its relationship with the realms of its global fandom, performance, and the modes of fictional existence
Anime's Identity: Performativity and Form beyond Japan Anime's Identity Performativity and Form beyond Japan 2021 Fall
A formal approach to anime rethinks globalization and transnationality under neoliberalism
The Future History of Contemporary Chinese Art The Future History of Contemporary Chinese Art Peggy Wang 2021 Spring
A revelatory reclaiming of five iconic Chinese artists and their place in art history
The Metabolist Imagination: Visions of the City in Postwar Japanese Architecture and Science Fiction The Metabolist Imagination Visions of the City in Postwar Japanese Architecture and Science Fiction William O. Gardner 2020 Spring
Japan’s postwar urban imagination through the Metabolism architecture movement and visionary science fiction authors
Circuit Listening: Chinese Popular Music in the Global 1960s Circuit Listening Chinese Popular Music in the Global 1960s Andrew F. Jones 2020 Spring
How the Chinese pop of the 1960s participated in a global musical revolution
Information Fantasies: Precarious Mediation in Postsocialist China Information Fantasies Precarious Mediation in Postsocialist China Xiao Liu 2019 Spring
A groundbreaking, alternate history of information technology and information discourses
The Anime Ecology: A Genealogy of Television, Animation, and Game Media The Anime Ecology A Genealogy of Television, Animation, and Game Media Thomas Lamarre 2018 Spring
A major work destined to change how scholars and students look at television and animation
Interpreting Anime Interpreting Anime Christopher Bolton 2018 Spring
For students, fans, and scholars alike, this wide-ranging primer on anime employs a panoply of critical approaches
Fiery Cinema: The Emergence of an Affective Medium in China, 1915–1945 Fiery Cinema The Emergence of an Affective Medium in China, 1915–1945 Weihong Bao 2015 Spring
Examines media spectatorship and affect through the unique case of modern China
Coproducing Asia: Locating Japanese–Chinese Regional Film and Media Coproducing Asia Locating Japanese–Chinese Regional Film and Media Stephanie DeBoer 2014 Spring
Reframes our understanding of regional coproduction and East Asian film and media
Anime’s Media Mix: Franchising Toys and Characters in Japan Anime’s Media Mix Franchising Toys and Characters in Japan Marc Steinberg 2012 Spring
Untangles the web of commodity, capitalism, and art that is anime
The Anime Machine: A Media Theory of Animation The Anime Machine A Media Theory of Animation Thomas Lamarre 2009 Fall
Presents a foundational theory of animation and what it reveals about our relationship to technology
Digitizing Race: Visual Cultures of the Internet Digitizing Race Visual Cultures of the Internet Lisa Nakamura 2007 Fall
The implications of how we see and exhibit race and ethnicity online

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