This is the final paper for my ” Global Chinese Cinema”course.
Course Description: This course examines Chinese cinema in a global age, with particular focus on the transnational contexts of production, circulation and reception. Charting the cinematic developments from Mainland China, Hong Kong, Taiwan, and overseas Chinese communities since the 1970s, we explore the national/global interface in Chinese film history, and investigate the shifting dynamics between art, ideology, and material conditions in and beyond Greater China. We consider issues of space, gender, nationalism, colonialism, censorship, diaspora, and other relevant theoretical perspectives. We will watch films directed by veteran filmmakers such as Ang Lee, Wong Kar-wai, Zhang Yimou, Jia Zhangke, Peter Chan, Hou Hsiao-Hsien, Wayne Wang, as well as up-and-coming young filmmakers whose works provide the most current commentaries for Chinese film culture in the age of global capitalism. The Final paper is 7-8pages research paper , and topic is depends on you, write anything or any point about the movies we have watched on this course or what we learned from. For example, the topic could be to compare 2 movies in some ways or the common ground of 3 movies. Even you can just focus on one movie in some meaningful point that relate to the course, Etc. And whatever you choose to be topic, please have a very strong thesis and relate to our course. Do not just give a whole description on the story plot or storyline of a movie, need to research and give some personal opinion.
Please Note: You don’t have to use too professional words on the essay since i am an international students from China. Watch the Guideline carefully ,and follow the request form of the whole page( footnotes , title page etc) The movies I watched from the course: “Ai WeiWei :Never sorry ” , ” The song of Exile” ,”Raise the red lantern”,”The Wedding Banquet”,”A Touch of Sin” Also after you write the 7-8 pages of the final paper( not include the title page and the bib) , pls give me 2-3 more speech pages for the presentation of this essay. (Be oral english ) The professor asked everyone to present the final paper at the class ( about 10 minutes) . T