The Migrant Worker issue in Chinese Film (CHI4602.01)

Ginger Lin

While movies such as Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon have helped Chinese cinema broadened its appeal and consolidate its position as a significant force in international cinema, such historical fantasies may not do much to help us understand modern Chinese culture. Fortunately, there is much more to contemporary Chinese cinema, and many fine Chinese language films are available that may shed more light on modern Chinese culture. Films centered on the issues of migrant workers and scripts of selected scenes from those films 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, writing Mandarin Chinese. 12:10pm – 2pm on Monday and Wednesday, also a weekly individual meeting will be scheduled.

Prerequisites: Five terms of Chinese
Credits: 4
M 12:10pm - 2:00pm; W 12:10pm - 2:00pm
Maximum Enrollment: 15
Course Frequency:
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