Undergraduate Department of Government and Public Administration - CUHK

Class Code: GPAD1073
Academic Year: 2023 - 2024
Title: Reading Chi Cul/Pol Thr Movies

Professor MA Shu Yun

Period: Mo 03:30PM - 06:15PM
Location: UCC_C1

(UGEA1515 is double-coded with GPAD1073.)

Since its birth in the late-19th/early-20th century, Chinese movies have provided a very rich pool of images and stories, real or fictional, through which political messages could be read, interpreted, constructed, and re-constructed.  As politics is a reflection of culture, a systematic analysis of these movies will provide students with a “softer” way to understand the cultural context which shapes Chinese politics.  After an introduction of the relationship between culture, movies, and politics, the course will examine how Chinese political culture could be read through Chinese movies produced under different political settings (Republican, Maoist, and post-Maoist China).