Posts tagged ‘documentaries’

Asian Film Online

Asian Film Online is an online streaming video collection of nearly 500 narrative feature films, documentaries, and shorts, addressing themes such as modernity, globalization, national identity, female agency, inequalities in opportunity amid social and political unrest, and cultural and sexual identity.

For China there are 32 films, 23 films on Japan, and quite a few – over 100 in fact- for South Korea! Of course other Asian countries like India, Iran, Maylasia, Indonesia or Singapore are represented as well.

Just like Alexander Street Anthropology (also known as ‘Ethnographic Video Online‘) all films have transcripts, which are highlighted to show which part you are viewing; one can search through the transcript for a certain text and then jump to the section one is looking for. You can also make clips of any film to save in your own set (free registration), which you can then embed or share.

Leiden University Libraries have subscribed to this streaming video service for one year. If you like it, please let us know! Drop us an email at the email address of the subject librarian of Chinastudies. Thanks!

April 8, 2014 at 12:00 pm Leave a comment

Ethnographic Video Online

Ethnographic Video Online or ‘Alexander Street Anthropology‘ is a collection of almost 700 films, covering every region of the world. It features the work of many of the most influential documentary filmmakers of the 20th century, including interviews, previously unreleased raw footage, field notes, study guides, and more.
For China, there is a collection of 12 titles, for Japan a collection of 21 titles and for Korea there is 1 title , plus another 12 for Taiwan and 3 for Tibet in Ethnographic Video Online. (more…)

May 19, 2011 at 8:29 am Leave a comment


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