AMER 2033 Syllabus.doc - American Studies University of Hong Kong AMER20331 Asia on Americas screen Instructor Dr Sean M Tierney Office Hours by

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American Studies University of Hong Kong AMER2033 1 Asia on America’s screen Instructor: Dr. Sean M. Tierney Office Hours: by appointment Class Meeting: Wed 10:30-12:30 p.m. Location: CPD 3.01, Centennial Campus E-mail: Course Description The birth of the American cinema coincides with the Philippine-American War, and some of the earliest American films are set in Asia or deal with Asian themes. From the outset, America’s cinematic relationship to Asia was forged during times of war, imperialist expansionism, and colonial pacification. Asia on American screens becomes a measure of difference, an emblem of superiority, and a validation of racial, gender, class, and ethnic hierarchies both for foreign and domestic policies that affected the United States’ relationship to Asian nations as well as Asian Americans. This course explores cinematic representations of Asia as a place and its people in a variety of American films, including Hollywood narratives, independent features, documentaries, and war propaganda. Course Objectives Provide an overview of the representation of Asia and Asians in American screen culture Examine the relationship between popular Hollywood film and television and critical, alternative forms, including experimental films and documentaries Analyze the economic, political, cultural, and social dimensions of American cinema dealing with Asia Investigate representations of race, ethnicity, gender, sexuality, and issues of identity within American screen culture involving Asia Contrast Asian American depictions of Asia and Asians with Hollywood representations
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