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EAST 309 - Chinese Popular Cinema and Public Intellectualism

FC ARHU CD WINT
4 credits
Does Chinese popular cinema function as public intellectualism? This course examines the history, genre, aesthetic, and politics of the post-reform Chinese fiction films and documentaries from 1982 to 2014. Studying the works of Zhang Yimou, Jia Zhangke, Wu Wenguang, Wong Kar-wai, Ann Hui, He Zhaoti, Wei Desheng, and others, we examine the extent to which influential directors have become a new class or organic intellectuals who raise political questions to propel social change.

This course is cross-listed with CINE-309



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