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Chinese Cinema - CHNS3639

Year - 2020

This unit introduces students to the cinema of mainland China, Hong Kong and Taiwan. We will view representative films of different periods and different regions, and read them within their historical and cultural context. We will explore how these films blend "traditional Chinese" and local elements -- plots, symbols, sound, music, performance styles and others -- with "modern" and "global" devices. We will also examine how Chinese cinema thus creates new definitions of Chinese identity and modernity.

2x1hr lectures/week, 1x1hr tutorial/week and 2-3 hours film screening

Classwork (10%), Oral Presentation plus written report of 500wds (30%), 1x1hr in-class test (20%), 1x2000wd Essay (40%)


12 credit points at 2000 or 3000 level in Chinese Studies or 12 credit points at 2000 or 3000 level in Asian Studies


Faculty: Arts and Social Sciences

Semester 2

24 Aug 2020

Department/School: Chinese Studies
Study Mode: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Census Date: 28 Sep 2020
Unit of study level: Senior
Credit points: 6.0
EFTSL: 0.125
Available for study abroad and exchange: Yes
Faculty/department permission required? No
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