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Journal of Asian Studies (2011) 70 (1): 77–97.
Published: 01 February 2011
... monopoly on the meaning of cinematic experience in colonial Taiwan. A key figure in this complex cultural translation was the benshi , a translator who performed alongside the screen to interpret the film for the audience. This study argues that an overemphasis on the interventional power of the benshi 's...
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Journal of Asian Studies (2003) 62 (2): 610–612.
Published: 01 May 2003
... the disappearance of theatrical inheritances such as the onnagata (female impersonator), encouraged the benshi (live "presenter") to adopt a less intrusive role, and solidified the importance of the film script, as both literary genre and industrial practice, in Japanese film culture. Pure film critics objected...
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Journal of Asian Studies (1996) 55 (2): 463–465.
Published: 01 May 1996
..." of classical theatrical adaptations. In McDonald's scheme, this revival extends to the mid-1970s. McDonald does a good but biased job of sorting out the evolution ofJapanese silent film language from its entanglements with kabuki, female impersonators (onnagata) and the lecture/narrators (benshi) who inherited...
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Journal of Asian Studies (2011) 70 (1): 1–3.
Published: 01 February 2011
... deals with colonialism, identity, and Japanese imperial rule, but in this case, the author's gaze is directed at cinematic productions rather than books or journals. Here, Chiu's specific concern is with the benshi , a special kind of translator whose job was to convey to audiences a sense of what...
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Journal of Asian Studies (2003) 62 (2): 608–610.
Published: 01 May 2003
... impersonator), encouraged the benshi (live "presenter") to adopt a less intrusive role, and solidified the importance of the film script, as both literary genre and industrial practice, in Japanese film culture. Pure film critics objected to bastardized forms such as rensa-geki (chain drama theater...
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Journal of Asian Studies (2002) 61 (3): 949–984.
Published: 01 August 2002
... Meng . 1988 . Ben shi shi (Accounts of events that inspired poems). In Benshi shil Xu benshi shi (Accounts of events that inspired poems/Sequel to accounts of events that inspired poems). Reprint, Shanghai : Shanghai guji chuban she . Sen Meng . 1998 . Xinshi congkan (Collected...
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Journal of Asian Studies (2001) 60 (3): 874–877.
Published: 01 August 2001
... and text" (p. xxv). Aaron Gerow provides a richly documented account of the "shifting relationship between the image and the word" (p. 4) in the early history of Japanese film, when oral narratives were created by benshi and film magazines printed plot summaries to explain to spectators what they were...
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Journal of Asian Studies (1995) 54 (1): 93–123.
Published: 01 February 1995
... Outcasts: Shantytowns in Shanghai, 1920 –1950.” Journal of Urban History . Wenshao Lu . 1931 . “ Benshi mihaoye zhi gaikuang ” [The general conditions of Shanghai's rice stores). In Shanghaishi liangshi weiyuanhui, comp., Shanghai minshi wenti [The issues of people's food in Shanghai], pp. 133...
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Journal of Asian Studies (2013) 72 (4): 937–958.
Published: 01 November 2013
... Zhongguo jiefangqu jiuji zonghui zhankai quanguo jiuji daibiao huiyi dui benshi cishan jiuji tuanti diaocha cailiao” [Survey data on this city's philanthropic and relief organizations for the national representative meeting convened by the social relief committee of China's liberated areas]. BMA 196-2-237...
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Journal of Asian Studies (2003) 62 (1): 71–99.
Published: 01 February 2003
... returned to producing cheap, 16-millimeter silent films designed to be accompanied by a pyonsa, or "live narrator" (known as benshi in Japan, where the practice originated). Kinodrama, a combination of film clips and stage acting originally from Russia and introduced to Korea by Japan in 1919, also made...
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Journal of Asian Studies (2007) 66 (3): 645–687.
Published: 01 August 2007
... (a professional p'yo˘nsa , or silent film narrator, equivalent to the Japanese benshi ) narrating scenes from the film (transcribed and translated in the Synnara/King CD sleeve notes) affirms Kim's argument: It is not at all obvious that the villainous O Kiho is a stand-in for Japanese imperialists...
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Journal of Asian Studies (1994) 53 (2): 394–426.
Published: 01 May 1994
... increasingly numerous during the late-Qing period. See, for example, He Zehan's Rulin waishi renwu benshi kaolue (1957) and research materials on characters in Li Hanqiu's 1984 compilation, Rulin waishi yanjiu ziliao. By searching primarily for predetermined relationships between the contents of a work...