ASIA 218

Chinese Cinema

Prerequisite: ENGL 149 or ENGL 150. A historical survey of Chinese cinema from 1900 to the present. Emphasis will be placed on the social, cultural, and political contexts of filmmaking in the 20th century, the relationship between film and literary movements, and the transition from film as an indigenous tool for entertainment and social engineering to film as globalized art form. Special emphasis will be placed on how Chinese filmmakers adapt global filmmaking techniques through six generations of directors/filmmakers. Offered alternate years. May be counted toward the minor in film studies. This course may not be taken on a P/CR/NC grading option. V.4

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