This course is a survey of classic and contemporary Asian film. The history of colonialism and imperialism in South and East Asia, a legacy that figures prominently in the films we will study. Assessing the stylistic and narrative conventions of Indian, Japanese, Chinese, and Korean cinemas, we will recognize how these storytelling traditions often contrast with Hollywood and other Western cinemas. We will become acquainted with the work of some of Asia's greatest directors. ART, GDAN. Prerequisite(s): ENGL 1100 and ENGL 1200.