About the Author

Rea Amit

Rea Amit is Visiting Assistant Professor of Asian Studies at Knox College, Illinois. He received his PhD in Film and Media Studies and East Asian Languages & Literatures from Yale University in 2016. He has published on Asian media, aesthetics, and theory in Philosophy East and West, Positions: Asia Critique, Participations: International Journal of Audience Research, New Ideas in East Asian Studies, as well as the forthcoming book chapters, one dealing with misrepresentations of Otherness in Japanese and Indian media in an edited volume on media culture in trans/national Asia, and another on miscommunication in J- and K-horror films in Cynthia J. Miller & A. Bowdoin Van Riper Dark (eds.), Forces at Work: Essays on Social Dynamics and Cinematic Horrors.

Contributions by Author: Rea Amit

Programming a Public Mediascape

Distribution and the Japanese Motion Pictures Experience

Virtually every scholarly work that centers on media distribution states the marginality of distribution studies. Even Alisa Perren, who argues that this marginality is simply a matter of different definitions of “distribution,” would agree that much more scholarly attention has been given to reception, production, and exhibition. In recent years much progress has been made, and scholars now have a small yet growing body of scholarly literature on the subject. […]