Chinese Film on Contemporary Issues

History 24

Spring 2014
Section: 
.004
Instructor: 
Location: 
3205 Dwinelle
Day & Time: 
W 11-12P
CCN: 
39222
Units: 
1

This seminar will examine Chinese films (documentaries, semi-autobiographical ruminations, and feature films) that speak to contemporary political concerns.
The movies of Jia Zhangke will be featured prominently, along with the early films of Zhang Yimou, and more recent blockbusters (e.g. "Confucius" with Chow Yun-fat). Taiwanese movies will be featured alongside Chinese movies. If this seminar is over-subscribed, we will depend upon instructor approval, but otherwise the course is open. This seminar is a Berkeley Arts Seminar. Admission to the on-campus arts events included in this course will be provided at no cost to students.