University of Technology Sydney

97112 Chinese Film

8cp; 3 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


This subject is taught in Chinese.


This subject is designed for students who are proficient in Chinese (native or near native speakers of Modern Standard Chinese). It provides an opportunity to broaden understandings of Chinese society and social changes through the study of some of the important feature films produced in the post-Mao era. Online and face-to-face learning and both creative and critical assessments help students to enrich their awareness of film production, cinematic techniques and commercial operations of the film industry in China, acquire basic skills of analysing such elements in a feature film as plot, characters, acting and cinematography, and explore the social, cultural and political contexts in which the film is produced and which it reflects. Students approach films as a viewer outside China and engage with them from intercultural perspectives afforded by their international experiences.

Typical availability

Autumn session, City campus
Spring session, City campus

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