China through the Lens: Cultural Translation and Self-Presentation (MLM3009)

15 credits

This module explores how film defines and shapes our understanding of Chinese history and culture. With examples of films from different periods and locations (including, for example, mainland China, Taiwan and Hong Kong), it examines a range of issues related to Chinese politics, cultural heritage, gender and sexuality, modernisation, urbanisation and environmental concerns. This module will allow students to expand their critical understanding of Chinese culture while reflecting on how it is (re)mediated through the moving image.

All films screened in this module have been dubbed or subtitled in English; therefore, knowledge of Chinese language is not required.