Dec 14, 2019  
2018-2019 Catalogue 
2018-2019 Catalogue [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

CHIN 22300 - Chinese Cinema As Translation Culture

Course Credit: 1
CHINESE CINEMA AS TRANSLATION OF CULTURES Taught in English. What do Chinese people think of the social transformation of the past 30 years? What are their views and attitudes towards these changes that have affected their lives in profound ways? What are their dreams and fantasies about modernizations? What are their fear and hope when they look into the future? Divided into four groups: historical, rural, urban and Hong Kong and Taiwan, 24 narrative films are studied as auto-ethnographic texts in which the people in the PRC, Taiwan, Hong Kong, and the Chinese diaspora try to negotiate their cultural identity and achieve a translated modernity. In these films of self-representation, China, its people, and its past all get reinvented. Annually. [AH, C]