The Last Samurai Section 1

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Introduction “The Last Samurai” is the story of Nathan Algren, an American  Army captain who is haunted by his previous military experiences fighting Native Americans. He becomes a mercenary for the Japanese Emperor and agrees to help train Japan’s new, modern army in the face of samurai rebellion. The untrained troops are overwhelmed in their […]

M. Butterfly – Section 1

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Presentation: http://prezi.com/nqc5-p17zafw/untitled-prezi/  Introduction M. Butterfly is a 1993 American film directed by David Cronenberg and adapted by David Henry Hwang from his 1988 play of the same name. The work is a deconstruction of Giacomo Puccini’s 1904 opera Madama Butterfly, about a young geisha who kills herself after her American husband abandons her. Set in Beijing in […]

The Man with the Iron Fists Section 1

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The Man with the Iron Fists: Issues of Race, Gender, and Genre Introduction: The film The Man with the Iron Fists is a 2012 martial arts film directed by RZA. It is set in 19th century china in the mythical town of Jungle Village. With its extreme violence and martial arts action, the film serves […]

Mao’s Last Dancer Section 1

Li speaks Chinese while in an American setting

In Mao’s Last Dancer (2010, Dir. Bruce Beresford), Li Cunxin is portrayed as a non-racist character as assessed through Wu’s three-pronged theoretical ideal of a Chinese-American character. Wu’s three-pronged theoretical ideal of a Chinese-American character. Unlike the classic Hollywood films that we studied in class, Li Cunxin’s character is realistically shaped by his cultural environment in Communist […]

Chinese 208 The Man with the Iron Fists

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Chinese 208 Memoirs of a Geisha

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Chinese 280 Mao’s Last Dancer

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Chinese 208 Lost in Translation

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Chinese 208 M. Butterfly

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