East Asian Languages and Cultures 84, Section 1

East Asian Cinema: Family Drama, Romance, Horror, and the Action Flick (1 unit, P/NP) SEATS AVAILABLE

Professor Dan O'Neill
Monday 12:00-1:00, 189 Dwinelle Hall, Class number: 42052

The seminar will look at some of the great auteurs of contemporary East Asian cinema, featuring films that explore love, family and friendship through the manifold alignments of class, gender and sexuality. Screenings will include classics like Iwai Shunji’s Love Letter and Wong Kar-wai’s In the Mood for Love, along with other contemporary works by Kawase Naomi, Ann Hui, Tsai Ming-liang, and Park Chang-Wook.

Instructor Bio

Associate Professor Dan O'Neill received his Ph. D. from Yale University in Japanese Literature in 2002. He teaches courses in modern Japanese literature and cultural history, gender and sexuality studies, cinema and media theory.

Faculty web site: http://ieas.berkeley.edu/faculty/oneill.html

Note

All class discussions will be in English.