Hong Kong Cinema: Futures and Pasts

Eugene Lang College Lib Arts: Culture and Media

Liberal Arts

Undergraduate Course

Degree Students

Hong Kong Cinema:Futures/Pasts

Fall 2019

Taught By: Nick Pinkerton

Section: A

CRN: 7916

Credits: 4

A survey of the cinema produced by the hyperactive film industry of Hong Kong, encompassing both its New Wave art cinema and vibrant pop cinema traditions, and exploring the unique social, political, and economic circumstances of the city that birthed them. While focusing on the Golden Age era—stretching roughly from the end of the 1970s to the years immediately preceding the 1997 Handover that uncomfortably reunited the hypercapitalist city-state with Mainland China—the course covers the span of Hong Kong cinema’s history, from its effective emergence as the chief moviemaking center in the Sinophone world in the 1950s to its present-day relationship to a newly-booming Mainland industry and market. Figures studied will include popular creator-stars like Bruce Lee, Jackie Chan, Maggie Cheung, Michelle Yeoh, and Stephen Chow; industry icons like Runrun Shaw and Raymond Chow; important transitional figures like Patrick Lung Kong and Tsui Hark; genre directors like King Hu, John Woo, Ringo Lam, Sammo Hung, and Johnnie To; and arthouse-oriented directors like Fruit Chan, Patrick Tam, Stanley Kwan, Ann Hui, and Wong Kar-wai.

College: Eugene Lang College Lib Arts (LC)

Department: Culture and Media (LCST)

Campus: New York City (GV)

Course Format: Seminar (R)

Max Enrollment: 18

Add/Drop Deadline: September 9, 2019 (Monday)

Online Withdrawal Deadline: November 17, 2019 (Sunday)

Seats Available: No

Status: Closed*

*Status information is updated every five minutes. The status of this course may have changed since the last update. Open seats may have restrictions that will prevent some students from registering. Updated: 11:05am 12/7/2019 EST

Meeting Info:

Days: Monday, Wednesday

Times: 6:00pm - 7:40pm

Building: Eugene Lang 65 W11th

Room: 261

Date Range: 8/26/2019 - 12/16/2019