James T. Hong

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James T. Hong (Chinese: 洪子健; pinyin: Hóng Zǐjiàn) is an Asian American, Taiwanese filmmaker and artist whose works tend to focus on philosophical topics and figures, controversial race and class issues, and historical conflicts in Asia.[1]


His films and videos include Behold the Asian: How One Becomes What One Is, Condor: A Film from California, The Form of the Good, Taipei 101: A Travelogue of Symptoms, The Spear of Destiny, Suprematist Kapital, and The Denazification of MH about Martin Heidegger, which is analyzed in the journal Film-Philosophy.[2]

Hong produced the award-winning documentary 731: Two Versions of Hell about Japan's Unit 731 in 2007,[3] which was followed by Lessons of the Blood in 2010.[4]

His 2012 film The Turner Film Diaries is based on the infamous, racist American novel, The Turner Diaries.[5]

He has written for e-flux journal[6] and has been featured in various contemporary art biennials.[7]

In 2016 he released the documentary Terra Nullius or: How to Be a Nationalist, which focuses on disputed territory in the East China Sea.[8]


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