Chinese Popular Cinema and Public Intellectualism

East Asian Studies 309

Usual Description

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.

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Course Listings

These are all of the listings of this course recorded in the Oberlin course catalog since the fall of 2007.

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East Asian Studies 309
East Asian Studies 309 Taught by Hsiu-Chuang Deppman