Asian Cinema: Postwar Japan, China, Korea


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Class meets online with 3 zoom meetings, 6-8pm, July 29, August 7 an 16.–

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Reflecting diverse but interrelated cultural traditions, Japanese, Chinese, and Korean films offer a fun and fascinating lens through which to view the development of postwar Asian society.  The samurai film, Hong Kong action movies, and Japanese anime are some of the topics covered in following this development through a selection of cinematic masterpieces from the 1950s to the present.

The first class meeting is in Zoom on Monday July 29th from 6-8pm.  Additional Zoom meetings are scheduled Wednesday August 7 and Friday August 16th, 6-8pm.

The remaining classes will use the Moodle platform. Students will follow a syllabus that includes the lectures, assignments, and deadlines.

The instructions and login credentials for accessing MassArt technology services will be sent to registered students.


Michael Hamburger

Michael Hamburger is an Assistant Professor in Humanities at the Massachusetts College of Art and Design, where he teaches courses in literature and film studies. He received his BA in Literature and Film Studies from the University of California, San Diego and holds a PhD in English from Boston University. He has also taught at … Read more