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Spring 2019 East Asian UN3322 section 001
EAST ASIAN CINEMA

Call Number 12164
Day & Time
Location
W 4:10pm-6:00pm
317 Hamilton Hall
Points 4
Grading Mode Standard
Approvals Required None
Instructor Takuya Tsunoda
Type LECTURE
Method of Instruction Classroom
Course Description This course introduces students to major works, genres and waves of East Asian cinema from the Silent era to the present, including films from Japan, Korea, Mainland China, Taiwan and Hong Kong. How has cinema participated in East Asian societies’ distinct and shared experiences of industrial modernity, imperialism and (post)colonialism? How has cinema engaged with questions of class, gender, ethnic and language politics? In what ways has cinema facilitated transnational circulations and mobilizations of peoples and ideas, and how has it interacted with other art forms, such as theatre, painting, photography and music? In this class, we answer these questions by studying cinemas across the region sideby- side, understanding cinema as deeply embedded in the region’s intertwining political, social and cultural histories and circulations of people and ideas. We cover a variety of genres such as melodrama, comedy, historical epic, sci-fi, martial arts and action, and prominent film auteurs such as Yasujirō Ozu, Akira Kurosawa, Yu Hyŏnmok, Chen Kaige, Hou Hsiao-hsien, and Ann Hui. As cinema is, among other things, a creative practice, in this course, students will be given opportunities to respond to films analytically and creatively, through writing as well as creative visual projects. As a global core course, this class does not assume prior knowledge of East Asian culture or of film studies.
Web Site Vergil
Department East Asian Languages and Cultures
Enrollment 18 students (15 max) as of 9:06PM Wednesday, May 22, 2019
Status Full
Final Exam Day/Time
W 4:10pm-7:00pm
Final Location 317 Hamilton Hall
Subject East Asian
Number UN3322
Section 001
Division Interfaculty
Open To Barnard, Columbia College, Engineering and Applied Science: Undergraduate, General Studies
Campus Morningside
Section key 20191EAAS3322W001

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