Faculty of Arts


CHINESE 213

Special Topic: Chinese Film


Description

This course studies Chinese cinema (including Mainland China, Taiwan, Hong Kong and other areas of the Chinese Diaspora) as a complex cultural product (eg, artistic expression, political statement, revolutionary message, avant-garde experiment, popular culture medium, commodity). The course is organised thematically and will focus on four main units: Popular Cinema, Cinema and the Nation, Art Cinema and "Other" Chinese Cinema. Each of these topical divisions will critically examine gender issues (male and female sexuality in Chinese cinema), film genre (eg, martial arts, drama, melodrama, comedies, ghost stories) and politics of filmmaking (ie, the making of national and transnational Chinese identity). All film showings will be with English subtitles and the paper will be taught in English. This course is taught by Dr Paola Voci of the University of Otago and will be delivered as a distance learning course to students of Chinese and Asian Studies in The University of Auckland. Lectures will be videoed and made available as podcasts; tutorials will be in real time using an AV classroom.

Availability 2012

Not taught in 2012

Lecturer(s)

Coordinator(s) Dr Hilary Chung

Assessment

Coursework

Points

CHINESE 213: 15.0 points

Prerequisites

Either CHINESE 101 or 110 or 130

Online Resources

Course website.


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