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97112 Chinese Film

8cp; 2 x 2hr tutorials/week; availability: exchange and study abroad students with faculty approval
Requisite(s): 97109 Chinese Mass Media OR 97110 Twentieth Century Chinese Fiction OR 97111 Chinese Festivals and Ceremonies


This subject is taught in Chinese.


This subject is designed for students who are proficient in Chinese. By using feature films of the post-Mao era, the subject aims to develop students' understanding of the trials and tribulations of the Chinese people from this period. The subject also aims to develop students' abilities of critical inquiry and in-depth analysis over issues embedded or presented in the films through class discussions, debates, oral presentations, reading, and writing. Students are exposed to some of the best films of the last three decades which enrich and reinvigorate their knowledge of Chinese culture as a living experience and their understanding of social change in China, as well as inspire them to branch out exploring other aspects of film. By the end of this subject, students have an enhanced appreciation of film, in particular a deepened understanding of a broad range of cultural practices and social change in contemporary China.

Typical availability

Autumn session, City campus
Spring session, City campus

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