Current Issues in Chinese Film (CHI4320.01)

Ginger Lin

While movies such as Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon have helped Chinese cinema broaden its appeal and consolidate its position as a significant force in international cinema, such historical fantasies won’t do much to help us understand the current issues facing Chinese society. Fortunately, there are many fine Chinese language films available that may shed more light on modern Chinese society. Such films and scripts of selected scenes from them serve as a rich source of authentic texts for this course. Through viewing these films, reading and discussing excerpts from their scripts as well as various four skills exercises including grammar review, students will gain insights into the changing culture of modern China. They will do so while building on their competencies in listening, speaking, reading, and writing Mandarin Chinese.

Prerequisites: At least 4 terms at college level.
Credits: 4
M 2:10pm - 4:00pm; Th 2:10pm - 4:00pm
Maximum Enrollment: 18
Course Frequency:
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