97112 Language in Chinese Screen Studies8cp
Requisite(s): 97109 Communicating About Chinese Media OR 97110 Twentieth Century Chinese Fiction
Students develop advanced levels of specialised linguistic proficiency in Modern Standard Chinese and advance their awareness of comparative register, rhetoric, genre, concept and specialist vocabulary. Students are introduced to a range of contemporary Chinese-language films, as well as the social and economic contexts in which they were produced. They learn how to use technical language (plot-, character- and cinematography-related in both Chinese and English), as well as the correct linguistic register and conventions to analyse and critically evaluate contemporary films and contextualise Chinese cinematic aesthetics. Students develop expertise in generating specialist texts such as the academic film review, as well as have the opportunity to write their own mini screenplays.
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