Units of Study

CHNS3639 - Chinese Cinema

Semester 2, 2014  |  Credit Points: 6

Coordinator: Yingjie Guo
Phone: +61 2 9351 3876
Email: yingjie.guo@sydney.edu.au

Description

This unit introduces students to the cinema of mainland China, Hong Kong and Taiwan. We will view representative films of different periods and different regions, and read them within their historical and cultural context. We will explore how these films blend "traditional Chinese" and local elements -- plots, symbols, sound, music, performance styles and others -- with "modern" and "global" devices. We will also examine how Chinese cinema thus creates new definitions of Chinese identity and modernity.

Assessments

classwork (10%), oral presentation plus written report of 500wds (30%), 1x1hr in-class test (20%), 1x2000wd essay (40%)

Classes

2x1-hr lectures/week, 1x1-hr tutorial/week and 2-3 hours film screening

Prerequisites

Prerequisite: Assumed knowledge: No knowledge of the Chinese language or cinema is required.
12 credit points from Table A of the Table of Units of Study in the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences

Assumed Knowledge

Prerequisite: Assumed knowledge: No knowledge of the Chinese language or cinema is required.

 Monday

  10am 11am 12pm 1pm 2pm 3pm 4pm 5pm

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Lecture

       

 Thursday

  10am 11am 12pm 1pm 2pm 3pm 4pm 5pm

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Tute

Tute

       

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