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Cinema and City in Asia

FILM 397
Spring 2021
Section: 01  
Course Cluster and Certificates: Urban Studies

This course will look at the representation of the city in Asian cinema. It will explore links between urban and cinematic space across a range of thematic, historical, and cultural concerns. The imagined city of cinema is born at the intersection of mental, physical, and social space. Bringing together a range of cinematic practices and urban experiences, the course will explore how the imagined city becomes the site of the rhythms and movements across Asia--from a space of possibility (conjugal relations and social mobility), to a site of urban poverty, crime, religious violence, gender politics, and migration.

We will watch a wide range of films from China, Hong Kong, Japan, South Korea, Taiwan, India, Thailand, and Singapore--and learn to critically examine the ways in which cinema becomes an innovative and powerful archive of urban life as it engages with the events and experiences that shape the cultural, social, and political realities of the past, present, and future in Asia.
Credit: 1 Gen Ed Area Dept: HA FILM
Course Format: Lecture / DiscussionGrading Mode: Graded
Level: UGRD Prerequisites: None
Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (CEAS-MN)(CEAS-Lit&Cult)(FILM-MN)(FILM)
Past Enrollment Probability: 75% - 89%

Last Updated on SEP-25-2023
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