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Academic Catalog 2017-2018 
Academic Catalog 2017-2018 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

LALW326 Asian Cinema: Postwar India, Japan & China 3cr

This course looks at the development of Asian cinema through the lens of three of the most important national film industries: India, Japan, and China.  How do the films from these countries reflect diverse but interrelated cultural traditions?  How is the cinematic representation of these traditions shaped by a dialogue with Hollywood and European film?  How does the development of post-war Asian cinema reflect the shift from a national to a more global film market?  This course explores these and other related questions though a combination of weekly film screenings, lecture, and class discussion.  Directors include Satyajit Ray, Kenji Mizoguchi, Akira Kurosawa, John Woo, and Wong Kar-Wai.

Prerequisites: LALW200

Undergraduate Elective
Fall & Spring