Introduction to Chinese Cinema
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 world of Chinese film as a whole. This course provides students with a broad survey of Chinese film with a wide variety of films from Mainland China, Hong Kong, and Taiwan.
Inspired by a similar course offered at Peking University in China, this course places focus on watching, analyzing, and ultimately understanding the movies that brought Chinese film to the world’s attention. Students will examine different aspects and nuances of Chinese cinema through film screening, discussion, and lectures, ultimately developing a greater understanding of both Chinese film and culture. In addition, students will have the opportunity to develop skills for film analysis.
Updated syllabus with grading details is now posted.
How to Enroll:
CCN's will be distributed by email after the first class. Showing up to the first two classes is mandatory.
Course Contact: chinesecinemadecal AT gmail.com
Faculty Sponsor: Andrew Jones
Time & Location:
|Chinese Cinema||William Kwok||50||110 Barrows||W 6p-9p||1/26||full||—|
|Syllabus: CCDC Syllabus Spring 2011.doc||Jan 21||49kb||Word Doc (Viewer)||View Download|
|Syllabus: CCDC Syllabus Spring 2011 updated.doc||Feb 1||49kb||Word Doc (Viewer)||View Download|
|Course Material: Final Project Requirements (Spring 2011).doc||Mar 31||39kb||Word Doc (Viewer)||View Download|
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