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    Vassar College
   
 
  Sep 26, 2017
 
 
    
Catalogue 2017-2018
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CHIN 220 - Chinese Film and Contemporary Fiction


1 unit(s)
(Same as FILM 220 ) An introduction to Chinese film through its adaptations of contemporary stories. Focus is on internationally well-known films by the fifth and sixth generation of directors since the late 1980s. Early Chinese films from the 1930s to the 1970s are also included in the screenings. The format of the course is to read a series of stories in English translations and to view their respective cinematic versions. The discussions concentrate on cultural and social aspects as well as on comparison of themes and viewpoints in the two genres. The interrelations between texts and visual images are also explored. Wenwei Du.

Prerequisite(s): one course in language, literature, culture, film, drama, or Asian Studies, or permission of the instructor.

Not offered in 2017/18.



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