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Flight school for the spirit of Myanmar: Aerial nationalism and Burmese-Japanese cinematic collaboration in the 1930s

Ferguson, Jane

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In 1935, two Burmese filmmakers traveled to Tokyo with the intention of acquiring the latest sound recording equipment and training in sound-on-film production. In addition to these stated goals, in Japan they co-produced the feature film Japan Yin Thwe/Nippon Musume, ‘Japanese Darling.’ The film depicts daring young Burmese aviators and a budding romance with a Japanese woman. The active harnessing of the symbolic capital of aviation – the ideological notion of airmindedness – through the...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2018
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/160418
Source: South East Asia Research
DOI: 10.1177/0967828X18793046

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