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Movies and Empire in East Asia (HISTORY 290E)

390E
Subject: 
HISTORY

Cinema was invented in the 1890s and simultaneously introduced to East Asia. This colloquium explores how this new medium changed the cultural and social landscape of East Asia and how the visual power of films also affected the culture politics of empires in the region. The themes include cinema and urban spaces, cultural imperialism, film images and gender discourse, colonial modernity, Americanism and Asianism, the visual and the textual, wartime propaganda, and Hollywood movies and cold war empires.

Course ID: 
213 074
Grading: 
Letter or Credit/No Credit