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Organization, Regulations, and Courses 2023-24

ASCL 70.06 Magic and Supernaturalism in Asian Literature and Film

This course examines magical and supernatural elements in literature and films from China, Japan, India and Southeast Asia. It studies artistic, psychological and political implications and interregional traditions of folklore and fiction. Literary texts include Pu Song Lin’s Strange Tales from a Studio, Catherine Lim’s The Howling Silence, Batin Long bin Hok’s Jah Hut Tales and Tunku Halim’s Dark Demon Rising. Films may include Akira Kurosawa’s Dreams, Masaki Kobayashi’s Kwaidan and contemporary works such as Chan Wook Park’s Thirst.

Degree Requirement Attributes

Dist:INT or LIT; WCult:NW

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