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Dr. Martha Selby, Chair 120 INNER CAMPUS DR STOP G9300 WCH 4.134 78712-1251 • 512-471-5811

Spring 2008

ANS 372 • Chinese Film and Literature

Unique Days Time Location Instructor
31195 TTh
W
11:00 AM-12:30 PM
4:00 PM-7:00 PM
BEN 1.126
FAC 327
Chang, Y.

Course Description

This is a survey course on twentieth-century Chinese film and literature. The course is divided into three parts. In the first month or so, we will read stories from China's pre-Revolution period, including works by such representative May Fourth authors as Lu Xun, Shen Congwen, and Mao Dun, and view films adapted from their works (mostly produced in the late 1950s and early 1980s). The second part of the semester focuses on the contemporary, or the Post-Mao, period. Our attention will be directed to both works that enjoy popularity among the global audience, such as Chen Kaiges and Zhang Yimous movies, and literary and cinematic works better known within China. The last part of the course deals with works from Taiwans post-1949 era, including films by such internationally renowned auteurs as Hou Hsiao-hsien, Edward Yang, and Tsai Ming-liang.

Grading Policy

Three papers 75 % Class participation 25 %

Texts

Xeroxed course packet Lau, Joseph S. M., C. T. Hsia, and Leo Ou-fan Lee eds. Modern Chinese Stories and Novellas 1919-1949. New York: Columbia University Press, 1981. Wang Anyi, Love in a Small Town Wang, Wen-hsing, Family Catastrophe

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