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Beyond Geishas and Kung Fu

Subject Name: 
Film Studies
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Mount Holyoke College
This course examines contemporary Asian American film and visual culture through the lens of cultural recovery, self-invention, and experimentation. Focusing primarily on film and photography, we will explore issues of race and visuality, Hollywood orientalism, memory and post memory, and racial impersonation and parody. Students will engage with a variety of theoretical and critical approaches. Artists may include Nikki S. Lee, Margaret Cho, Tseng Kwong Chi, Jin-me Yoon, Justin Lin, Binh Dahn, Richard Fung, Mira Nair, Deepa Mehta, and Alice Wu.
This course is open to Juniors and Seniors.; Prereq: 8 credits in English.
Variable Credit Comments: 
meets English department seminar requirement
Instructor Permission: 
Permission is required for interchange registration during the add/drop period only.
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Beyond Geishas and Kung Fu
Sect # Credits Instructor(s) Instructor Email Meeting Times Location
01 4.0 Iyko Day W 01:15PM-04:05PM Shattuck Hall 318