CLTR 1506 – CLTR 1506 – Introduction to Chinese Pop Culture
CLTR 1506 – Introduction to Chinese Pop Culture Professor: Benjamin Shaffer CRN: 18876 Days, Time: ONLINE Pre-requisites: N/A Description: Provides a comprehensive examination of modern Chinese popular culture in the People’s Republic of China, Taiwan, and Hong Kong. From film to literature, from music to theater, this course probes popular culture as it has manifested itself and traces its sociopolitical, aesthetic, and effective impact on modern China, with special attention to negotiations between the elite and the popular discourses.
CLTR 1700 – Introduction to Japanese Pop Culture
Description: Provides an introduction to Japanese popular culture through critical analysis of mass media such as film, television, comics, and animation. Investigates various social and cultural issues, such as gender, family, and education. Films and videos supplement readings. Conducted in English.
CLTR 1260 – Japanese Film
Description: Provides an introduction to Japanese film through the screening and discussion of films by directors such as Kurosawa Akira, Kitano Takeshi, and Oshii Mamoru. We will study film form and theory, and also analyze political message and narrative content within the context of Japanese society and culture. Conducted in English