Unit

School Of Humanities And Communication Arts

Asian CinemaWestern Sydney University Unit Code: 100245.2

Discipline: AUDIO VISUAL STUDIES

Student Contribution Band: 1

Level: 2

Credit Points: 10

Co ordinator
Anne Rutherford


Equivalent Units
63026 - Japanese Cinema

Unit Enrolment Restrictions
Successful completion of 60 credit points at Level 1.


Teaching Periods
Nothing on offer.

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About this Unit
This unit studies several key Asian cinemas and also examines the work of diasporic film-makers and audiences, with a discussion of the film and video work of Asian-Australian film-makers. Aesthetic trends - questions of form, style, narrative and genre, are explored as part of a study of the historical evolution of these cinemas and the ways in which they address issues of cultural importance. The unit encompasses questions of cultural difference, nationalism, and the hybridisation and globalisation processes at work in contemporary cultures. It will also present a critical evaluation of the assumptions that inform much of western scholarship on Asian cinemas.


Courses
1688.2Bachelor of International Studies/Bachelor of Business and CommerceCONTINUING


Specialisations

KP1000.1HumanitiesCONTINUING
M1006.1Asian Studies and International RelationsCONTINUING
M1025.1Media and Visual CulturesCONTINUING
M1032.1Asian Studies and International RelationsCONTINUING
SM1002.1Asian Studies and International RelationsCONTINUING
SM1033.1Media and Visual CulturesCONTINUING
SM1042.1Asian Studies and International RelationsCONTINUING




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