2022-2023 Undergraduate Academic Catalogue 
    Apr 14, 2024  
2022-2023 Undergraduate Academic Catalogue [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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ML 306 - Old Wine in a New Bottle: Modern Film and Classical Chinese Tales

(3.00 cr.)

Modern films adapted from premodern Chinese historical and literary works connect the past and present, and sometimes also China and the West. By examining famous stories and their cinematic representations, students investigate how these films demonstrate the value of the past in contemporary society, and how they have influenced society's understanding of the cultural past of China. Selected historical, literary, archaeological, and cinematic works are used to analyze the origin and development for each story. The course aims to help students understand the relationship between film and textual discourses, past and present, as well as China and the West. Films and television series are provided with English subtitles. All readings are in English. No prior background in the subject matter is required.

Sessions Typically Offered: Fall/Spring
Years Typically Offered: Varies

Interdisciplinary Studies: CU/IA/ICL/IF/IM

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