CHIN306-23S2 (C) Semester Two 2023

Global China on Screen

30 points

Start Date: Monday, 17 July 2023
End Date: Sunday, 12 November 2023
Withdrawal Dates
Last Day to withdraw from this course:
  • Without financial penalty (full fee refund): Sunday, 30 July 2023
  • Without academic penalty (including no fee refund): Sunday, 1 October 2023


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.

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.


Any 30 points at 200 level from CHIN, CINE, or
CULT, or
any 60 points at 200 level from the Schedule V of the BA.


CINE215, CHIN206 and CULT334

Equivalent Courses


Timetable 2023

Students must attend one activity from each section.

Lecture A
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Tuesday 14:00 - 16:00 Karl Popper 413
17 Jul - 27 Aug
11 Sep - 22 Oct
Tutorial A
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Thursday 11:00 - 12:00 Psychology - Sociology 413
17 Jul - 27 Aug
11 Sep - 22 Oct

Course Coordinator / Lecturer

Chia-rong Wu


Assessment Due Date Percentage  Description
Individual Presentation 10%
Written test 1 25% Held week 6
Research Essay proposal 10% Due week 11
Written test 2 25% Held week 12
Research Essay 30% Due during the University scheduled exam period

Textbooks / Resources

Required Texts

Hsiu-Chuang Deppman; 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.

Indicative Fees

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 .

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  • CHIN306-23S2 (C) Semester Two 2023