HIST 4510 - East Asian History and Film

East Asian history through the lens of film, emphasizing questions of nationalism and identity. How China, Japan, Korea and Hong Kong have evolved in the modern era, providing a basis with which to explore Asian cinema. Examining concepts of "national" and "trans-national" cinema by studying the history of the film industry in Asia and focusing on film directors who are seen as representative of their respective national cinematic traditions. Through popular Asian film genres, such as martial arts films, animation and monster movies, analyzing genre as a cinematic mode of representing ideas about nationalism and identity.
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