Transcultural Cinema Forum (2021/10/5~2021/11/30)

The Transcultural Studies Division holds lecture series as a part of the course, “Transcultural Asian Cinema” conducted by Prof. Mitsuyo Wada-Marciano.

This course examines contemporary East Asian cinemas’ transnational current at various levels of industry, genre, filmic style, and global commodification. Despite Hollywood cinema’s historical dominance of the global cinema market, the ways in which cinema is disseminated have never been monolithic. Such cultural traffic has occurred through negotiations among locales, regions, and nations, across Asian countries, including Japan, Hong Kong, Taiwan, and Korea, and with Hollywood as well.

This 2-month intensive course, cosponsered with Transcultural Cinema Forum, scrutinizes the dynamic between the global and the local by focusing on those East Asian cinemas’ strategies towards globalization and regionalization. The course has been constructed in multiple sections, investigating transcultural aspects in cinema with specific topics, such as “cross media images in/beyond Taiwan,” “documentary as hybrid genre,” “nuclear problems beyond national boundaries,” “imperial Japan’s tourism films,” “talkies in Japan and colonial Korea,” and “comparison of queer cinema in Taiwan and Korea.” We will analyze films and other moving images from Okinawa, the rest of Japan, South Korea, and PRC this year.

This course is designed for all students who are interested in screen culture in Asia. Attending lectures, which will be held on Tuesdays in class, is mandatory in order to discuss both films and reading assignments during our class. Due to the Covid-19, guest speakers reside outside Japan will participate via zoom.

Date & Time: October 5, 12, 19, 26, November 2, 9, 16, 30, 15:00-18:15
Location: Basement Meeting Room(地下大会議室), Faculty of Letters(文学部校舎)
Language: English
Free to All

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