Chinese 347

Generations of Chinese Cinema

Full course for one semester. The course examines the growth of Chinese cinema in the hands of five “generations” of filmmakers and beyond, focusing on the development of aesthetics of Chinese film and the changing role of film as social commentary and cultural critique. Most of the films on tape have English subtitles. Readings include basic film theories and materials specific to Chinese film. Conference. Cross-listed as Literature 347. Not offered 2007-08.

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