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EALL 215 - East Asian Cinema


FDR: HA
Credits: 4
Planned Offering: Spring 2011 and alternate years

This course provides an introduction to and overview of contemporary East Asian cinema, including the Chinese-language cinemas of Hong Kong, the People’s Republic, and Taiwan, and those of Japan and Korea. It focuses on the flourishing cinema of East Asia since the 1980s and provides a solid foundation in the successes and dominant tendencies of contemporary East Asian cinema and culture. Among the aims of the course are examining ways in which the contemporary East Asian cinemas and cultures are in dialogue with one another and looking at specific conditions and cultural forces at work in each unique case. How are these cinemas and cultures part of a larger redefinition of the idea of a national culture? How do these cinemas and cultures reflect the changing cultural, economic, historical, political, and social conditions of each country? Screenings and readings consist of exemplary works from each East Asian culture, organized around specific motifs, such as memory, identity, communication, solitude, and the world.Zhu.





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