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Contemporary East Asian Cinema
FILM 346
Spring 2021
Section: 01  
Crosslisting: CEAS 346, WLIT 326

This is a seminar on comparative narrative and stylistic analysis that focuses on contemporary films from Hong Kong, Taiwan, China, South Korea, and Japan, regions that have produced some of the most exciting commercial and art cinema in the past 30 years. We will begin by examining narrative and stylistic trends at work in the region and by considering individual films in a historical and industrial context. We will then develop our film analysis skills via formal comparison of the aesthetics of individual directors working in both popular and art cinema traditions as well as in different historical periods. Films from Bong Joon-ho, Peter Chan, Fei Mu, Hong Sang-soo, Hou Hsiao-hsien, Kitano Takeshi, Kore-eda Hirokazu, Jia Zhang-ke, Lee Chang-dong, Mizoguchi Kenji, Ozu Yasujiro, Tian Zhuangzhuang, Johnnie To, Tsai Ming-liang, Tsui Hark, Wang Xiaoshuai, Wong Kar-wai, Edward Yang, Yoon Ga-eun, and others will be featured.
Credit: 1 Gen Ed Area Dept: HA FILM
Course Format: SeminarGrading Mode: Student Option
Level: UGRD Prerequisites: FILM304 OR FILM307
Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (CEAS-MN)(CEAS)(CEAS-Lit&Cult)(FILM-MN)(FILM)
Past Enrollment Probability: Not Available

Last Updated on SEP-25-2023
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