Korean Cinema and Modernization

Hanyang University

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Korean Cinema and Modernization

  • Host University

    Hanyang University

  • Location

    Seoul, South Korea

  • Area of Study

    Art History, Film Studies, Radio - Television - Film

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

    Hours & Credits

  • Credits

  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
  • Overview

    Korean Cinema has not only become part of the broader Korean Wave (Hallyu), it has also achieved critical and mainstream success across the globe thanks to movies such as Oldboy, Train to Busan, and A Taxi Driver. This course will explore how the South Korean film renaissance has mirrored the country’s own move into modernity, politically and culturally. The course will examine the Korean movies and their relation to modern society in terms of the film industry, popular culture, genres, gender, and individuality.


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