20 Credits SPRING

Aims/Description: We will examine key film directors, cinematic movements and industry developments since 1945 from Japan, South Korea, Taiwan, Hong Kong and Mainland China. This module will introduce you to some of the key cinematic theoretical frameworks such as national and global cinemas, gender, spectatorship and will examine the ways in which selected East Asian films and directors interact with the history and culture of their respective nations. This module is designed to encourage students to critically examine both the text (the films themselves) and the context (the national environment) that surrounds any film work.

Staff Contact: Kate Taylor-Jones
Teaching Methods: Lectures, Seminars, Independent Study, Screenings
Assessment: Course work, Presentation

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