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2017-2018 Undergraduate Catalog 
2017-2018 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

HST 299 Samurai, Geisha, Emperor, and Concubine: Chinese and Japanese

3 Credit(s) CEA WC
This course provides an opportunity for students to be exposed to diverse worldviews of the best-known Chinese and Japanese historical movies and novels. Based upon historical knowledge, the course leads the students to experience critical studies of the most popular Chinese and Japanese historical movies and novels in order to appreciate their artistic creativity and cultural aestheticism. The students also compare East Asian historical movies and novels with those of their own cultures in order to find similarities and differences. Using fictional writing and movie making as mediums, the course guides the students to acquire necessary strategies and skills as well as applying them to writing short historical fictions or making short historical movie clips as their final assignments for the course. The student are given chances to present their works on or off campus. Three lecture hours per week.