Contemporary East Asian Cinema|
Fall 2021 not offered
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, cultural, 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 Bai Xue, Bong Joon-ho, Peter Chan, Fei Mu, Hong Sang-soo, Hou Hsiao-hsien, Kitano Takeshi, Kore-eda Hirokazu, Jia Zhangke, Kon Satoshi, Lee Chang-dong, Mizoguchi Kenji, Ozu Yasujiro, Tian Zhuangzhuang, Johnnie To, Tsai Ming-liang, Tsui Hark, Wang Xiaoshuai, Wong Kar-wai, Yim Soon-rye, Yoon Ga-eun, and others will be featured.
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|Course Format: Seminar||Grading Mode: Graded|
||Prerequisites: FILM304 OR FILM307
||Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (CEAS-MN)(CEAS)(CEAS-Lit&Cult)(FILM-MN)(FILM)
|Examinations and Assignments: |
Assessment will be based on participation in discussion, a group presentation, and three papers (the first two 7-8pp., the last 18-20pp.).
|Additional Requirements and/or Comments: |
Additional required screenings will be held on a weekday evening. Attendance at all screenings and classes is mandatory. Students interested in the course should contact the professor ASAP during browsing period or earlier.
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