ASIAN 480 - Topics in Asian Studies
Section: 008 Dialogue of Violence
Term: WN 2007
Subject: Asian Studies (ASIAN)
Department: LSA Asian Languages & Cultures
Credits:
3
Repeatability:
May be elected four times for credit.
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This course will explore the relationship of WWIIs Pacific Theater to moving image media in two movements. First, a comparative history of Hollywood and Japanese filmmaking during the war explores issues of race, nationality, propaganda, and violence. The second half of the course continues to analyze these problems by turning to post-1945 (and post-9/11) attempts to remember, critique and commemorate (or forget) WWII in media as disparate as television, video art, and the internet.

Dialogue of Violence will screen propaganda by Frank Capra, Kurosawa Akira, John Ford, Bruce Conner, Imamura Shohei and others to ask questions like:

  • Do nations have their own, distinct languages of violence?
  • What makes a hero?
  • What's Fordian about John Ford's Sex Hygiene?
  • How many women does it take to build one B-29 a minute?
  • Are stereotypes actually a mundane part of everyday life?
  • What does a mushroom cloud mean?
  • Is memory a form of history?
  • What happens when racism and global warfare meet?

ASIAN 480 - Topics in Asian Studies
Schedule Listing
001 (SEM)
P
20899
Open
6
 
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M 2:00PM - 5:00PM
002 (SEM)
P
23865
Open
13
 
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MW 5:30PM - 7:00PM
003 (SEM)
P
25465
Closed
0
 
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TuTh 7:00PM - 8:30PM
004 (SEM)
P
25557
Open
9
 
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M 3:00PM - 6:00PM
005 (SEM)
P
25463
Open
4
 
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W 2:00PM - 5:00PM
006 (LEC)
P
27789
Open
10
 
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MW 10:00AM - 11:30AM
007 (LAB)
 
27790
Open
10
 
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M 3:00PM - 7:00PM
008 (LEC)
P
27819
Open
5
 
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MW 1:00PM - 2:30PM
009 (LAB)
 
27820
Open
5
 
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M 4:00PM - 6:00PM
010 (SEM)
P
28111
Open
28
 
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TuTh 11:30AM - 1:00PM
011 (SEM)
P
29191
Open
0
 
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Th 10:00AM - 1:00PM
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