A crash course for graduate students who wish to get familiar with the discipline of Chinese cinema, for future research and teaching.
An introduction to the history, critical practices, and current scholarship of Chinese film. Class discussions will be based on a weekly assignment of one book and two films. Topics covered include: early cinema; the Cultural Revolution; the Fifth Generation; Urban Cinema; Documentary; Taiwanese cinema; Hong Kong cinema.
The times reserved for the class (MTWTh 5:30-7:20 pm) will NOT be used in full. This is a small seminar and all efforts will be made to schedule classes to accommodate all interested students.