Documentary and East Asian Cultures

Course Number: 
DOCST 511.01
Course Instructor: 
Guo-Juin Hong
Physics 227
Days and Times: 
M 10:15 a.m. - 12:45 p.m.

Focus on documentary films from various regions in East Asia, including China, Taiwan, Korea and Japan, studying the specific historical and social context of each while attending to their interconnected histories and cultures. Emphasis on the ethical implications of documentary in terms of its deployment of visual-audio apparatus to represent different groups of people and beliefs, values and conflicts, both intra- and inter-regionally in East Asia. Special attention paid to the aesthetics and politics of the documentary form in terms of both its production of meanings and contexts of reception.