Undergraduate Catalog 2021-2022

EAS 326 Japanese Cinema Theory and History(RLA)

A survey of  Japanese cinema from its prehistory to the present, interrogating the relationship between cinema and Japanese society through familiar concepts such as auteur, genre, national characteristics and ethnicity, gender and racial hierarchy, culture, Tradition vs. Modernity, the East and the West. We will focus on both historical specificities of "Japan" and formal aspects of filmic texts. Defining cinema as a social practice, our discussion will cover ideological negotiations involved in film exhibition and identity formation. 



Cross Listed Courses

CIN 326/COM 326


ENG 151 and any 200-level HSS course and sophomore standing or 45 credits.


Fall Semester


This course may be used to satisfy the East Asian Studies Minor.