School Of Humanities And Communication Arts

Asian CinemaWestern Sydney University Unit Code: 100245.2


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.

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