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A survey of Chinese cinema - the first one hundred years of the Chinese film industry, major Chinese film genres, social implications of film and the Chinese culture reflected through film. The course is taught in English and all Chinese films are subtitled.
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.
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.
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.
Students will comprehend the influence of global conditions on their discipline and will be competent in engaging with global and multi-cultural contexts.
Any 30 points at 200 level from CHIN, CINE, orCULT, orany 60 points at 200 level from the Schedule V of the BA.
CINE215, CHIN206 and CULT334
Students must attend one activity from each section.
Adapted for the Screen: The Cultural Politics of Modern Chinese Fiction and Film
University of Hawai'i Press, 2010.
Electronic readings can be found on LEARN.
Domestic fee $1,641.00
International fee $7,500.00
* All fees are inclusive of NZ GST or any equivalent overseas tax, and do not include any programme level discount or additional course-related expenses.
For further information see
Language, Social and Political Sciences