Faculty of Arts


CHINESE 203

China on Screen


Please note: this is archived course information from 2018 for CHINESE 203.

Description

The transformation of China’s contemporary cultures and communities can be charted through film. This course uses films from the 1930s until this century to examine the development and contestation of the Chinese nation. Several films will be compared with their literary originals in translation.

The course centres on discussion of nine major films from the Chinese-speaking world. Our first films are from the 1930s and the 1940s and focus on the position of women. Socialist Chinese cinema is represented by several films, including literary adaptations. The rise of a new generation of filmmakers in the 1980s is a major theme, as we trace the changes in their careers, art and audiences. The internationalisation of Chinese cinema by the turn of the twenty-first century completes the course.

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Availability 2018

Semester 2

Lecturer(s)

Lecturer(s) Professor Paul Clark

Points

CHINESE 203: 15.0 points

Prerequisites

30 points from ASIAN 100, COMMS 100, CHINESE 130, FTVMS 100, 101,  JAPANESE 150, KOREAN 120, MEDIA 101, or 45 points at Stage I in BA courses

Restrictions

CHINESE  303


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