The increasing in-depth cooperation of the film industry among Japan China and South Korea has accelerated the integration of film cultures among the three countries. The global epidemic in 2020 not only has an impact on the film industry in every country, but also has a great impact on film exchanges among the countries. The development, recovery, revitalization and prosperity of East Asian film communication is closely linked to the development and destiny of the entire region's culture. This paper traces the communication of East Asian films in the 21st century, under the multidisciplinary perspective of cultural and communication studies. Within the framework of the film history, film theory and film criticism, the paper analyzes the structural inherent law and external factors, especially COVID-19 pandemic that formed and influenced the film communication among China, Japan and South Korea. And based on specific examples commonality and individuality, the paper aims to provide historical references and possible answers to the current problems encountered in film communication in East Asia. This paper also discusses several issues of East Asian films in the context of today's globalization, such as how to have an equal dialogue with the world's films, how to use our own advantages to develop cross-cultural exchanges with films from all over the world, how to expand the regional film market, how to protect the national film culture. The answers to these questions have enlightening significance for the development of film communications between East Asia and the world.
Sen Ni, Seoul National University, South Korea
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