Girlhood in East Asian Cinema

Girlhood has become a serious point of discussion in academic circles in the last few years and yet a vast amount of work still remains focused on the girl as she has been presented in Hollywood with an increasingly number of studies now beginning to engage with her in the context of European cinema. A series of books and articles including mine and Fiona Handyside ‘s collected edition International Cinema and the Girl: Local Issues, Transnational Contexts, have attempted to enlarge this debate away from the girl in Anglo-American contexts but more work is yet to be done. The East Asian Girlhood and Cinema workshop that took place in Sheffield on the 7th-8th December 2015 aimed to bring together scholars working in the field of girls in East Asian visual products and to explore new ideas and new links between South Korea, Japan, Taiwan and beyond.3046200-kg01_l1