SOC338 Chinese Film and Television
Lead Faculty: Dr. Michael M. Day
Course DescriptionThis course will briefly introduce students to the history of film in China prior to 1949, with a focus on the Shanghai scene, while the bulk of the course will concentrate on the development of film in the Peopleandapos;s Republic of China since that time. Attention also to will be given to influences of pre-1949 film and Hong Kong and Taiwan film and TV on the development of post-1976 cinematography and television in China, detailing the move away from political propaganda-based film and TV and the increasing importance of market-driven (both domestic and international) entertainment values.
- Identify major genres of modern Chinese film andamp; television
- Analyze the diversity of modern Chinese film andamp; television
- Describe the societal themes addressed in modern Chinese film andamp; television
- Analyze the historical context from which modern Chinese film andamp; television originates
- Identify the cultural context of modern Chinese film andamp; television