CHIN206-20S1 (C) Semester One 2020

Global China on Screen

15 points

Details:
Start Date: Monday, 17 February 2020
End Date: Sunday, 21 June 2020
Withdrawal Dates
Last Day to withdraw from this course:
  • Without financial penalty (full fee refund): Friday, 28 February 2020
  • Without academic penalty (including no fee refund): Friday, 29 May 2020

Description

Like in the West, Chinese cinema has held a significant share in the cultural industry since the first film was made in China in 1905. Being a cultural product, film has always been seen as reflection of its contemporary culture, despite various aspects it might have taken. Taking primarily a Cultural Studies approach, this course introduces Chinese culture, especially a series of its contemporary phenomena by surveying Chinese cinema. The course will be taught in English and all Chinese films are subtitled. By viewing the films in class and many more available in the well-resourced UC library on the course's recommendation and students' own interests, the course encourages students to further develop their study in one or more of the following areas: Studies of Chinese culture and society; Cross-cultural studies with a focus on China/Asia and beyond; Cultural studies with a special emphasis on postmodernism (including postcolonialism) and Third World culture; Film studies focusing on national cinema. CHIN206 and CINE215 are the same course.

This course explores the evolving Chinese image and identity in Chinese films as well as the western texts on China and the Orient/East. From a cross-cultural perspective, this course helps students closely examine the cultural encounters and conflicts from the ancient period to the present. The course is taught in English, and all Chinese films are subtitled.

Learning Outcomes

Learning Outcomes
By the end of this course, each student will:
1. Have a basic understanding of Chinese film history;
2. Identify the evolving trends of Chinese cinema;
3. Show a cross-cultural view of China in the international network;
4. Develop a global awareness by connecting China with New Zealand and the rest of the world;
5. Be able to deploy organized ideas in presentation and participate in class discussions;
6. Demonstrate academic writing skills, including providing an argument, gathering and organizing second-handed resources, and analyzing materials closely and critically.

University Graduate Attributes

This course will provide students with an opportunity to develop the Graduate Attributes specified below:

Critically competent in a core academic discipline of their award

Students know and can critically evaluate and, where applicable, apply this knowledge to topics/issues within their majoring subject.

Biculturally competent and confident

Students will be aware of and understand the nature of biculturalism in Aotearoa New Zealand, and its relevance to their area of study and/or their degree.

Globally aware

Students will comprehend the influence of global conditions on their discipline and will be competent in engaging with global and multi-cultural contexts.

Pre-requisites

Any 15 points at 100 level from CHIN or
CINE, or
any 60 points at 100 level from the Schedule V of the BA.

Restrictions

CINE215, CHIN306, CULT334

Equivalent Courses

Timetable 2020

Students must attend one activity from each section.

Lecture A
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Tuesday 14:00 - 16:00 - (24/3, 21/4-26/5)
Rehua 101 Lectorial (18/2-17/3)
17 Feb - 29 Mar
20 Apr - 31 May
Tutorial A
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Wednesday 12:00 - 13:00 17 Feb - 29 Mar
20 Apr - 31 May

Examination and Formal Tests

Test A
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Wednesday 07:00 - 00:00 25 May - 31 May

Course Coordinator / Lecturer

Chia-rong Wu

Assessment

Assessment Due Date Percentage  Description
Individual Presentation 10%
Written Test 1 25% Held in week 6
Research Essay Proposal 10% Due Week 11
Written test 2 25% Held in week 12
Research Essay 30% Due during University examination period

Textbooks / Resources

Required Texts

Deppman, Hsiu-Chuang; Adapted for the screen : the cultural politics of modern Chinese fiction & film; University of Hawaii Press, 2010.

Electronic readings can be found on LEARN.

Indicative Fees

Domestic fee $777.00

International fee $3,375.00

* Fees include New Zealand GST and do not include any programme level discount or additional course related expenses.

For further information see Language, Social and Political Sciences.

All CHIN206 Occurrences

  • CHIN206-20S1 (C) Semester One 2020