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Spring 2015-2016
* ART 350 / EAS 356 (LA)   Graded A-F, P/D/F, Audit

Chinese Cinema

Jerome Silbergeld

Thematic studies in Chinese film (Republic, People's Republic, Taiwan, Hong Kong), 1930s to the present with emphasis on recent years, viewed in relation to traditional and modern Chinese visual arts and literature, colonialism and globalism, Communist politics, gender and family values, ethnicity and regionalism, melodrama and the avant-garde, the cinematic market, artistic censorship, and other social issues.

Sample reading list:
Chow, Rey, Primitive Passions, Visuality: Ethnography & Chinese Cinema
Silbergeld, Jerome, Hitchcock with a Chinese Face
Semsel, George, Chinese Film Theory: A Guide to the New Era
Chang, Eileen, Lust/Caution
E-reserves articles and chapters,
View two movies/week: one group, one individual viewing,

Reading/Writing assignments:
Readings are associated with weekly theme and selected films, drawn from writings about film as well as Chinese literature on which films have been based. Student writing includes one short paper (5-7 pages) and one long essay.

Requirements/Grading:
Paper in lieu of Final - 50%
Papers - 25%
Class/Precept Participation - 25%

Other information:
Weekly evening screening. For department majors, satisfies Group 3 distribution requirement.

Schedule/Classroom assignment:

Class numberSectionTimeDaysRoomEnrollmentStatus
40739 S01 1:30 pm - 4:20 pm T   McCormick Hall   261   Enrolled:21 Limit:18 Closed
40740 F01 7:30 pm - 10:20 pm M   McCormick Hall   106   Enrolled:20 Limit:20 Closed