Dr. Harry Kuoshu
Associate Professor of Asian Studies
Associate Professor of Modern Languages and Literatures

Research Interests

  • Chinese Film Studies
  • Urbanism in China
  • Chinese Youth Culture
  • Chinese Literature
  • Chinese Theater
  • Chinese Cultural Studies

Film Studies Courses

CHN 225 Chinese Film: Cinematic Encounters with Culture and Society

This course engages students in film analysis, in understanding film as social practice and in textual, inter-textual and con-textual study of films. Selected films are organized under the topics of modernity, cultural roots, gender, ethnicity, youth and urbanism.

Related Publications

Metro Movies: Cinematic Urbanism in Post-Mao China. Carbondale: Southern Illinois University Press, 2011.

Celluloid China: Cinematic Encounters with Culture and Society. Carbondale: Southern Illinois University Press, 2002.

Lightness of Being in China: Adaptation and Discursive Figuration in Cinema and Theater. “Asian Thought and Culture,” Sandra Wawrytko, General Editor, Vol. 37. New York: Peter Lang, 1999.

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