AMCULT 353 - Asians in American Film and Television
Fall 2018, Section 001
Instruction Mode: Section 001 is  In Person (see other Sections below)
Subject: American Culture (AMCULT)
Department: LSA American Culture
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Details

Credits:
3
Requirements & Distribution:
ID, RE
Waitlist Capacity:
unlimited
Consent:
With permission of instructor.
Repeatability:
May not be repeated for credit.
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Description

This course examines how film and television have reflected and shaped Asian culture and identity in American history. Through screening of feature films, documentaries, and television shows produced by Asian Americans and non-Asians, we study shifting representations of Asians across historical periods from the 19th century to the present.


How have the movies and TV shaped American conceptions of Asians?
How do images of Asians as “coolies,” “yellow peril,” “dragon ladies,” “gooks,” and “model minorities” circulate in American popular culture?
Have Hollywood stars like Bruce Lee, Jackie Chan, Margaret Cho, and Aziz Ansari broken down stereotypes or created new ones?
How have independent filmmakers generated new and more complicated conceptions of Asian American identity and culture? In this course, you will learn to analyze:
How American wars, hate crimes, immigration policy and Asian American identity have been influenced by racial stereotypes
How images of Asian women and interracial romance have shaped American culture
How the representation of Asian Americans compares to other racial groups
Ethnic groups examined include, but are not limited to, Chinese, Japanese, Filipino, Southeast Asian, Korean, and South Asian Americans.
Course materials include films and videos ranging from silent movies featuring white actors in “yellowface” to recent independent and Hollywood releases.
Lecture/readings provide deeper bases for interpretation of film and video content.

Course Requirements:

Usually include journals, two exams, regular attendance and active participation.

Class Format:

Lecture

Schedule

AMCULT 353 - Asians in American Film and Television
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001 (LEC)
 In Person
25136
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MW 1:00PM - 2:30PM

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