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Elective Courses

CINE 222 - Japanese Cinema

AMES 396

Japanese film is almost as old as the genre itself. This course will focus on comparisons between what we know about Japan and its world in the 20th century and how that history is reflected, avoided, or absorbed in Japanese films. Imperialism, rediscovery of the samurai ideal, war, the atomic bomb, pacifism, politics, etc. are explored in depth.