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Introduction to Chinese Cinema

This course listing applies to a Spring 2010 course. To find current courses, check out the Find a Course page.

Spring 2010
Asian Studies 98-7 / 198-7
2 Unit(s)

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About the Course:


If you think Chinese movies are all about martial arts, Jackie Chan, and Jet Li, think again. Despite having enjoyed a significant amount of commercial success, most well-known Chinese-language films in the United States have tended to focus on certain genres and do not represent the multi-faceted Chinese cinema as a whole.  This course introduces students to a wide variety of films from Mainland China, Hong Kong, and Taiwan.

Based on a similar course offered at Peking University, China, the CCDC course places focus on screening, understanding and analyzing the movies that brought Chinese cinema to the world's attention. Students will learn about the different aspects and nuances of Chinese cinema through film screenings, discussions, readings, lectures, and homework assignments. In addition, students will have the opportunity to develop skills for film analysis.

No prior knowledge or language skills are required. All students are welcome to join the class.


How to Enroll:

Classes begin in the second week of instruction.  Enrollment is limited to 20 lower division and 20 upper divisions students.  Course control numbers may be given on the first day of class, depending on class size.

Course Contact: chinesecinemadecal AT

Faculty Sponsor: Andrew Jones

Time & Location:

Chinese CinemaWilliam Kwok
40223 DwinelleTh 6p-9p1/28full

Uploaded Files:

Syllabus: CCDC Syllabus Spring 2010.docJan 3051kbWord Doc (Viewer)View Download

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