Exploring Chinese Cinema: Shanghai-Hong Kong-Singapore

This course offers an introduction to the genres and aesthetics of Chinese movies, studying the cinematic interaction between Shanghai, Hong Kong, and Singapore. The main body of the course discusses the major types of Chinese movies, including opera, musical, action, and horror films. The course addresses several issues, for example, inter-Asian connections in film production; entertainment industry bridges between the three cities; thematic and aesthetic differences of the films produced in the three places when dealing with similar subjects and figures, e.g., female ghost, the national hero, and nostalgia. The course will be taught in English.

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