Black Swan and Farewell My Concubine: Blurring Reality and Illusion in the Name of Art

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External link: http://crossculturalfilmproject.wordpress.com/       Both Black Swan, a 2010 film by American director Darren Aronofsky, and Farewell My Concubine, a 1993 film by Chinese director Chen Kaige, share a central concern with the power of art. In Black Swan, the creative medium of choice is ballet, as the movie follows the exploits and […]

Luke Nicastro

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Luke Nicastro is a junior majoring in History and East Asian Studies. He is from Fairfax, VA, and recently returned from studying Chinese abroad at Peking University. He is a member of the Alpha Tau Omega fraternity, and hopes to write an honors thesis on American involvement in the Chinese Civil War.