CHIN-352 Images of Women in Contemporary Chinese Films
Spring for 2010-2011
This course explores the images of Chinese women constructed by Chinese art cinema, mainly since 1980s. For historical background, films will also include two from the revolutionary era and one silent movie of the 1930s entitled "New Woman." This course will examine stereotypes and male fantasies in the films directed by well-known male directors such as Zhang Yimou and Chen Kaige, and will also examine films produced by women directors which take up the theme of women's experience and struggle. Conducted in English.
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