Taiwanese film has been one of my favorite resources for trying to understand the society and culture of this island people. I’ve read, lived, and researched so many aspects of life in Taiwan, but it was the cinema that honestly gave me a long-lasting impression and desire to come here. So, it is my pleasure […]Read more
Are They Easy? A Stupid Question Asked About Asian Women
When I lived in China, I came across the notion that it is easy for a foreign man to find a girlfriend, or simply a bit on the side. From this notion, there sprang up so many questions, and one of them I have been asked and seen on forums is, are (Asian country) women […]Read more
A Study of Orientalist Elements Present in Modern Film: A Case Study of Lost in Translation
Abstract Orientalism is ever present in our modern culture. It is readily available in the medium of film. This research paper set out to find what type of motifs, imagery, music and symbols were used to convey the meaning of orientalism in a modern film, namely, 2003’s Lost in Translation. Although previous studies have found […]Read more
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