The Transcultural Studies Division hold lecture series as a part of the course, “Transcultural Asian Cinema” conducted by Prof. Mitsuyo Wada-Marciano.
This course offers an introduction to the analysis of contemporary Asian cinema, especially focusing on their transculturality inviting six worldly acknowledged scholars.
We will examine the concepts of “Asia,” “cinema,” “transculturality,” and then expand our discussion to “national cinema” (including Japanese, Chinese, and South Korean cinemas), and “transnational cinema” (e.g. Chinese language cinema), and “world cinema,” while also drawing links to examples from “world literature” and “world music.” Our goal is to unfold the ways in which these categorizations/ terminologies have been constructed, both in the discipline of Film Studies, and through multimedia platforms, including international film festivals.
To this end, we will view recent films from Asia and read the new works from emerging scholars. We will ask questions such as: What are “Asian cinema” and/or “transcultural cinema”? Are they distinct from other cinemas? How has cinema constructed “Asia” and/or “transculturality”? How do Asian cinema and/or transcultural cinema relate to the public? Together, we will explore different ways that these questions have been answered, contested, and deferred.
Six guest speakers from Taiwan, Tokyo, Osaka, and Nagoya, will come to our classes, and they will bring new topics and perspectives on Asian cinemas along with films that we will view in classes.
Date & Time: October 6, 13, 20, 27, November 10, 17, 24, December 1, 14:15-18:00
Location: Seminar Room 11(第11演習室), Research Building No.2(総合研究2号館)
Free to All
Please find posters here: PDF