CINE215-21S1 (D) Semester One 2021 (Distance)

Global China on Screen

15 points

Start Date: Monday, 22 February 2021
End Date: Sunday, 27 June 2021
Withdrawal Dates
Last Day to withdraw from this course:
  • Without financial penalty (full fee refund): Sunday, 7 March 2021
  • Without academic penalty (including no fee refund): Friday, 14 May 2021


Like in the West, Chinese cinema has held a significant share in the cultural industry since the first film was made in China in 1905. Being a cultural product, film has always been seen as reflection of its contemporary culture, despite various aspects it might have taken. Taking primarily a Cultural Studies approach, this course introduces Chinese culture, especially a series of its contemporary phenomena by surveying Chinese cinema. The course will be taught in English and all Chinese films are subtitled. By viewing the films in class and many more available in the well-resourced UC library on the course's recommendation and students' own interests, the course encourages students to further develop their study in one or more of the following areas: Studies of Chinese culture and society; Cross-cultural studies with a focus on China/Asia and beyond; Cultural studies with a special emphasis on postmodernism (including postcolonialism) and Third World culture; Film studies focusing on national cinema. CHIN206 and CINE215 are the same course.


Any 15 points at 100 level from CHIN or CINE, or
any 60 points at 100 level from the Schedule V of the BA.


Equivalent Courses

Course Coordinator / Lecturer

Chia-rong Wu


Assessment Due Date Percentage  Description
Individual presentation 10%
Written test 1 25% Held week 6
Research Essay Proposal 10% Due week 11
Written test 2 25% Held week 12
Research Essay 30% Due during University examination period

Indicative Fees

Domestic fee $785.00

International fee $3,500.00

* All fees are inclusive of NZ GST or any equivalent overseas tax, and do not include any programme level discount or additional course-related expenses.

For further information see Language, Social and Political Sciences .

All CINE215 Occurrences

  • CINE215-21S1 (C) Semester One 2021
  • CINE215-21S1 (D) Semester One 2021 (Distance)