Rising Sun and Divided Land provides a comprehensive, scholarly examination of the historical background, films, and careers of selected Korean and Japanese film directors. It examines eight directors: Fukasaku Kinji, Im Kwon-teak, Kawase Naomi, Miike Takashi, Lee Chang-dong, Kitano Takeshi, Park Chan-wook, and Kim Ki-duk and considers their work as reflections of personal visions and as films that engage with globalization, colonialism, nationalism, race, gender, history, and the contemporary state of Japan and South Korea. Each chapter is followed by a short analysis of a selected film, and the volume as a whole includes a cinematic overview of Japan and South Korea and a list of suggestions for further reading and viewing.
The True Story of a Missionary Family's Survival and Faith in a Japanese Prisoner-of-war Camp During WWII
Author: Donald Ernest Mansell
Publisher: Pacific PressPub Assn
Category: Biography & Autobiography
A WWII memoir of prison and Providence18-year-old Donald Mansell, his brother and parents were sailing to Africa as missionaries when America plunged into World War II. Fleeing for safety to the Philippines, they instead found themselves prisoners of the Japanese army, spending the next three years in a concentration camp. Donald's world revolved between hunger, weevils, lack of privacy, and numbing routine. He witnessed torture and brutality, fought off despair, and escaped death several times. Under the Shadow of the Rising Sun is an honest, gripping, sometimes whimsical account of daily life as a prisoner of war. Through the eyes of a survivor, we discover the role of trials in developing faith, and we see the intervention of a merciful Providence in an unforgettable true-life adventure.