CINE 53600 Asian Cinema

This course is a survey of historical and contemporary Asian films, particularly those of Japan, China, India, and Korea. Emphasis will be placed on the social/cultural significance of selected Asian motion pictures and their relationship to Western counterparts. The course will concentrate on the definitive works of major Asian film directors, including Akira Kurosawa, Yasujiro Ozu, Tsui Hark, Wong Kar-wai, Bong Joon-Ho and John Woo. Students will synthesize relevant published academic work with the films viewed in the course in advancing their own scholarship.