Autoethnography: Japanese Horror Movie

Autoethnography: Japanese Horror Movie (continued)

Ray Nguyen

‘Autoethnography is an approach to research and writing that seeks to describe and systematically analyze personal experience in order to understand cultural experience’ (Ellis et al 2011)

In this blog, I will be analysing my narrated experience detailed in my previous blog post, which outlined my data collection regarding Japanese horror films and how it is structured by my own cultural framework.

The selection of my field site, Japanese horror movies, was based on an epiphany I had when I was a kid and spending a lot of time watching some horror movies from China, Korea and Japan. My first impression about Japanese horror movies is that they are very similar to East and South East Asian horror films. I think it is because there is some similarity in cultural tradition and religion, between Japan and other countries in the region, which is Buddhism. Besides, most of the Japanese horror…

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