Chinese 303: Modern Chinese Film and Theatre
- Course Code:
- Unit value:
- Year of study:
- Year 3, Year 3 of 4 or Year 4 of 4
- Taught in:
- Full Year
Objectives and learning outcomes of the course
At the end of the course, students should be able to read screenplays, dramatic scripts, critical essays and other texts related to the discipline in simplified and traditional Chinese and translate them into English. They should have a comprehensive knowledge of the history, key trends, and main genres of Chinese cinema, drama and theatre performance in the modern and contemporary period, and be able to situate and assess cinematic and dramatic works within their cultural, social and political context of production and reception. Students should be familiar with the fundamental concepts of film and theatre theory and demonstrate an ability to engage them in the analysis and interpretation of cinema and drama. They should also be able to conduct research and produce written reports on a variety of topics, based on analysis of primary and secondary sources in Chinese and English.
WorkloadTotal of 22 weeks of teaching with 4 hours classroom contact per week (2 hours viewing; 2 hours tutorial).
Method of assessmentOne three-hour written examination (70%) taken in May/June. One essay of 3,000 words due for submission on day 1 of term 3 (30%).
Students will be provided with a comprehensive reading list at the beginning of the course.