FILM4026 East Asian Cinemas: History and Current Issues (3 units)
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The course centres on various East Asian cinemas and is designed to introduce a basic understanding of this unique cluster of cinemas, particularly their respective industrial, directorial, and stylistic features. Focus is on Orientalism, modernism, colonialism, and post-colonialism of East Asian Cinema (and culture and society); it also focuses on the relation between cinemas in East Asia and cinemas of the West. The areas covered in this course range from major film productions centre of Japan, South Korea, India to marginal cinemas such as Singapore and the Philippines; feminist, diasporic, and independent filmmaking will also be included in our topics.
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