Nang is a collection of words and images about Asian cinema, to get to know, be inspired and have fun. A pearl for lovers of quality cinema.
Only 10 issues of Nang Magazine will make it, all in limited edition. And this already makes it rightfully among the independent publishing projects to own in your collection. If we add the subject matter, the contents, all interesting and in-depth, the design, the type of paper, opaque and thick, and the visible binding, the picture is complete and the irresistibility towards this "magazine" becomes total.
Issue 7 is dedicated to Scent of Boys. Cinema does not transmit perfumes directly, although they are incorporated into our relationship with the cinematic image through insinuation, imagination, synaesthesia, memory and physical immersion in the smell of cinema. As those patches of light and shadow on the screen hit our retinas, the cinematic image is generated as consciousness: an environment that we can see, hear, touch and smell. Furthermore, the sense of smell stimulates erotic sensations and desire; gives body to our desire. In this issue, directors, artists and scholars reflect on scents in Asian cinemas and how olfactory memories have informed their same-sex desires, creativity and research. Through words, images and scents, this issue seeks to engage readers in an emotional environment, bringing to light this often overlooked aspect of our cinematic experience.
Victor Fan is Senior Lecturer in Film Studies, King's College London, UK. Film consultant for the Chinese Visual Festival. His articles have appeared in magazines such as Camera Obscura, Journal of Chinese Cinemas, Screen and Film History. Author of Cinema Approaching Reality: Locating Chinese Film Theory and Extraterritoriality: Locating Hong Kong Cinema and Media.
Earl Jackson is Prof. Emeritus of UC Santa Cruz, USA. He currently holds a professorship at Asia University, Taiwan. Author of Strategies of Deviance: Studies in Gay Male Representation and numerous essays on sexuality and Japanese and Korean cinema. He has worked in the Korean independent film industry as a screenwriter, editor, playwright and actor.