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Course Description and Learning Objectives

With narratives centered on the tension and connection between the past and the present, some contemporary films produced in China, Taiwan, Hong Kong, and Japan provide us with a rich source of East Asian history and culture. This course is to introduce the students to selected films produced in East Asian countries (China and Japan) and to examine these films' view and criticism of Chinese and Japanese traditions and modernity, as well as issues of women, identity, and nationalism. Students will develop an appreciation of the aesthetic and cultural values of East Asia and an understanding of recent Chinese and Japanese history in the context of the social and political forces depicted in these engaging films and assigned readings.


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