Core Module Information
Module title: Asian Cinema

SCQF level: 09:
SCQF credit value: 20.00
ECTS credit value: 10

Module code: LMD09161
Module leader: Qiao Li
School School of Arts and Creative Industries
Subject area group: Screen and Performance

There are no pre-requisites for this module to be added

Description of module content:

This module equips you with theoretical and conceptual tools to critically engage with and understand Asian cinema by conducting readings of film texts in their cultural, historical and political context. The main goal of this module is to familiarise you with the understandings of national cinemas from Asia. With the necessary theoretical tools, the module will help you to examine a number of national cinemas in the Asian region, in particular the cinema of Mainland China, the cinema of Hong Kong, the cinema of Taiwan, the New Iranian Cinema, Modern Japanese cinema, and modern South Korean cinema etc. We will discuss the film style, broader industrial framework and the films they produce, and individual authorship. Throughout the module, cultural identities projected by various national cinemas, represented by the films of a number of auteur directors, will be discussed. The films are selected and presented in a critical context that asks you to consider them as examples of the range of outputs from Asian cinema. The module uses seminar format and adopts case-based learning, with focus on a number of selected Asian film texts, and considers a wide range of major topics in Asian cinema studies in their specific socio-political contexts.

Learning Outcomes for module:

LO1: Demonstrate knowledge of and critically reflect on appropriate research methods for a research topic;
LO2: Demonstrate a critical understanding of a range of the principles, principal theories, concepts and terminology of Asian cinema studies;
LO3: Practice routine methods of enquiry that demonstrate some advanced analytical and critical skills;
LO4: Communicate clearly and contribute effectively to peer discussions and reviews;
LO5: Produce clearly defined, rigorous, and detailed arguments in assessments.

Full Details of Teaching and Assessment
2023/4, Trimester 1, FACE-TO-FACE,
Occurrence: 003
Primary mode of delivery: FACE-TO-FACE
Location of delivery: MERCHISTON
Member of staff responsible for delivering module: Qiao Li
Module Organiser:

Student Activity (Notional Equivalent Study Hours (NESH))
Mode of activityLearning & Teaching ActivityNESH (Study Hours)
Face To Face Seminar 24
Face To Face Tutorial 36
Independent Learning Guided independent study 140
Total Study Hours200
Expected Total Study Hours for Module200

Type of Assessment Weighting % LOs covered Week due Length in Hours/Words
Oral Presentation 25 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 6 HOURS= 00.15
Essay 65 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 13 , WORDS= 3000
Discussion/Participation 10 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 13
Component 1 subtotal: 100
Component 2 subtotal: 0
Module subtotal: 100

Indicative References and Reading List - URL:
Asian cinema