Since we have the first review next week, we will not have time to discuss the readings. So please write your response paper only on the film,The World (2004) by director Zhang Ke Jia, streamed on My Courses, and the readings are now optional. We will come back to some of the ideas in these readings in the coming weeks. And I hope that Zhang’s film will be inspirational for your own creative work.
The World (2004) by director Zhang Ke Jia [This is a famous feature film on lives of workers in a theme park. Streamed on MyCourses].
Anagnost, Ann. “The Nationscape.” In National Past-Times: Narrative, Representation, and Power in Modern China, 161-176. Durham: Duke University Press, 1997.
Errington, Shelly. “The Cosmic Theme Park of the Javanese.” In The Death of Authentic Primitive Art and Other Tales of Progress, 188-227. Berkeley: University of California Press, 1998.
Raz, Aviad E. “Receptions of TDL Disney.” In Riding the Black Ship: Japan and Tokyo Disneyland, Harvard East Asian Monographs; 173, 156-191. Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Asia Center: Distributed by Harvard University Press, 1999.