Chinese Cinema (CHNS3639)
UNIT OF STUDY
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.
Further unit of study information
2x1hr lectures/week, 1x1hr tutorial/week and 2-3 hours film screening
Classwork (10%), Oral Presentation plus written report of 500wds (30%), 1x1hr in-class test (20%), 1x2000wd Essay (40%)
Faculty/department permission required?
Unit of study rules
Prerequisites and assumed knowledge
No knowledge of the Chinese language or cinema is required., 12 Senior credit points from Chinese Studies
Study this unit outside a degree
If you wish to undertake one or more units of study (subjects) for your own interest but not towards a degree, you may enrol in single units as a non-award student.
If you are from another Australian tertiary institution you may be permitted to underake cross-institutional study in one or more units of study at the University of Sydney.