Jun 20, 2024  
2023-2024 Academic Catalog 
2023-2024 Academic Catalog

CHI 425X - Introduction to Chinese Cinema

Lecture Hours: 3
Lab Hours: 0
Credit Hours: 3

Film is one of the most important media through which we learn about and produce culture today. This course provides an introduction to Chinese language cinema and explores the ways in which film has served as a discursive medium for the production of representations and perceptions about China. Students watch and discuss representative films in the 20th and 21st centuries, including films produced in mainland China, Hong Kong, Taiwan, and overseas. They will learn to examine the films in terms of social-historical, political, economic and cultural contexts and their aesthetic qualities and techniques. This course is taught in Chinese. Note: Civilizations and Cultures Course. Prerequisite(s): One 300-level Chinese course.