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2015-2016 Catalog

ASIA 270 Introduction to Contemporary Chinese Cinema

This course introduces the major developments and genres of chinese cinema(s) since 1980 by presenting representative films from mainland China, Hong Kong, and Taiwan. Films are approached both as a unique form of artistic expression and a powerful social and political discourse within the conceptual framework of globalization. Students will gain understanding of the rich film culture and vibrant industrial developments of Chinese cinema today. No knowledge of Chinese language necessary. [GM2]