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ASIAN 207 A: Special Topics in Literature and Culture of Asia

collage of martial arts movie posters
Meeting Time: 
TTh 8:30am - 10:20am
Location: 
JHN 102
SLN: 
10562
Joint Sections: 
CMS 272 A
Instructor:
John Christopher (Chris) Hamm

Syllabus Description:

ASIAN MARTIAL ARTS FILMS

Conventions, Institutional History, and Ideology

 How did martial arts grow into a popular genre in fiction and film, and how did the genre become a worldwide craze? How do martial arts movies comment on East Asian and North American cultures? The course examines the formation of literary and cinematic conventions of martial arts films, the history of their production in countries such as China, Hong Kong and Japan, and their ideological background. In addition to offering an introduction to filmic technique and Asian popular media, the course dwells on the importance of visual and bodily perception, gender constructions, and intercultural translation.

Catalog Description: 
Introduction to the literature of one or more Asian traditions considered in its cultural context. Content varies depending on the specialization and interest of instructor. Texts in English translation.
GE Requirements: 
Individuals and Societies (I&S)
Visual, Literary, and Performing Arts (VLPA)
Credits: 
5.0
Status: 
Active
Last updated: 
August 2, 2019 - 9:50pm
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