An introductory course on contemporary Chinese cinema that combines film viewing with readings of film theory and criticism. The aim
is to provide a window for students to glimpse the complexity of contemporary Chinese culture. Students will view selected Chinese
films produced in mainland China, Taiwan, and Hong Kong from the 1980’s to the present and be required to read essays of critical
studies which explore the interrelations of various issues in Chinese society. The course is taught in English. Chinese 320 is reserved for
majors, who will do substantial portions of the work for the course in Chinese.