20 Credits SPRING

Cannot be taken with: GER110

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, film festival circuit, film finance) that surrounds any film work.

Teaching Methods: Seminars, Independent Study
Assessment: Project/ portfolio

Information on the department responsible for this unit (East Asian Studies):

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