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CHIN 240.00 Chinese Cinema in Translation 6 credits

Closed: Size: 25, Registered: 27, Waitlist: 0

Language & Dining Center 104


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Synonym: 62307

Shaohua Guo

This course introduces to students the drastic transformation of Chinese society, culture, and politics over the past three decades through the camera lens. We will examine representative films from Mainland China, Hong Kong, and Taiwan. Particular attention will be paid to the entangled relationship between art, commerce, and politics, as well as the role digital technologies and international communities play in reshaping the contemporary cultural landscape in China. This class requires no prior knowledge of Chinese language, literature, or culture.

Extra Time required.

CHIN 348.00 Advanced Chinese: The Mass Media 6 credits

Open: Size: 20, Registered: 9, Waitlist: 0

Language & Dining Center 202


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Synonym: 62308

Shaohua Guo

This course introduces to students major milestones in the development of Chinese cinema since 1980, with additional materials including popular television shows and online materials. Emphasis will be on culturally appropriate language use, and on discussion of the social issues that are implicitly and explicitly addressed on the Chinese-language media. The course aims to increase students' fluency in all four aspects of Chinese language learning (listening, speaking, reading, writing) and to deepen students' understanding of China as a transitional society.

Prerequisite: Chinese 206 or equivalent

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