Japanese film is studied as a window into some aspects of Japanese culture, such as war, peace, family, society, tradition, gender, aesthetics, morals, and values.
Postwar Japanese films and anime, such as works produced by Kurosawa, Ozu and Miyazaki, have been a source not only for an illuminating insight into the world, but also for new cultural phenomena and entertainment businesses in the global marketplace. Throughout the paper, we analyse the diverse and complicated picture of modern Japan, which has always been transnational and transcultural. No knowledge of Japanese is required. All lectures, readings and films are offered in English or with English subtitles; texts in Japanese are optional.
|Paper title||Modern Japanese Film|
|Teaching period||Second Semester|
|Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD)||$851.85|
|International Tuition Fees (NZD)||$3,585.00|
- JAPA 242 or JAPA 243 or JAPA 244
- JAPA 245, JAPA 303
- Schedule C
- Arts and Music
- All lectures, films and readings are offered in English or English subtitles; texts in Japanese are optional.
- Teaching staff
- Assoc Prof Roy Starrs
- All reading assignments are placed on Blackboard.
- Graduate Attributes Emphasised
- Global perspective, Interdisciplinary perspective, Communication, Critical thinking,
Cultural understanding, Information literacy.
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- Learning Outcomes
- Demonstrate an in-depth understanding of visual representations of postwar Japanese society in the broader transnational contexts
- Articulate your opinions clearly and logically with confidence, both in written and oral forms.