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This chapter looks at how networks of women’s cinema in Asia constitute an important counter-public sphere in an era of media globalization. Young women directors are becoming visible within disparate Asian national cinemas, and their films’ themes and structures suggest a regional approach. Indonesia’s Nia Dinata works as a producer of other women’s films, revealing new configurations of feminism and media culture. In Taiwan cinema, young women directors like Zero Chou are part of a return to the domestic box office. The commercial success of Chou’s lesbian romance Spider Lilies (2007) brings together ideologies of progress, regional celebrity culture, local...

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