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150113 PS Taiwanese women in 1960s commercial film (with film) (M2 GG) (2020W)

6.00 ECTS (1.00 SWS), SPL 15 - Ostasienwissenschaften
Continuous assessment of course work


Note: The time of your registration within the registration period has no effect on the allocation of places (no first come, first served).


max. 25 participants
Language: English


Classes (iCal) - next class is marked with N

the course is completely run virtually via BBB (on moodle). Meeting point and time 15.00 sharp (3.00 p.m) in front of door 2.3 (Campus, Sinology)
C3 library visit is cancelled (the library is closed).

Screening of Taiwanese films in Admiral Kino, Vienna:
6 nov 20, 19.00 - 21.30
7 nov 20, 16.00 - 22.00
for film details see left.

Thursday 08.10. 15:00 - 17:00 Seminarraum Sinologie 1 UniCampus Hof 2 2F-O1-10
Thursday 15.10. 15:00 - 17:00 Seminarraum Sinologie 1 UniCampus Hof 2 2F-O1-10
Thursday 22.10. 15:00 - 17:00 Seminarraum Sinologie 1 UniCampus Hof 2 2F-O1-10
Thursday 19.11. 15:00 - 17:00 Seminarraum Sinologie 1 UniCampus Hof 2 2F-O1-10
Thursday 26.11. 15:00 - 17:00 Seminarraum Sinologie 1 UniCampus Hof 2 2F-O1-10


Aims, contents and method of the course

This course is in English and open to global studies, ECOS and sinology students.
Taiwanese film focuses on the so-called taiyupian of the 1960s
method: how to write a film analysis
discussion of the so-called "cinema of poverty"
further information on the moodle course page

This course is taught in the presence mode, but might be converted into digital learning any time

Assessment and permitted materials

40% term paper
10% class partipation
20% ppt presentation of journal article
10% film report
10% 1 protocol of selected VTL
10% ppt presentation of term paper topic

Minimum requirements and assessment criteria

40% term paper
10% participation in class discussion
20% individual ppt presentation of journal article incl biography of author and affiliation
10% online survey Taiwan Studies
10% Protokoll (Film)
10% ppt introduction of topic of term paper
class can be missed not more than 1,5 times. exceptions require medical proof.

Examination topics

see above, introduction of selected papers and expert authors on taiyupian via moodle

individual definition of term paper topic

Reading list

Berry, Chris several lecture streams

Chang, Doris (2018) Women's Movements in Twentieth-Century Taiwan

Diamond, Norma (1968), K'un Shen. A Taiwanese village.

Diamond, Norma (1975): Women under Kuomintang Rule Variations on the Feminine Mystique

Gallin, Bernard (1966) Hsin Hsing, Taiwan : a Chinese village in change
Berkeley, Calif. : University of California Press ; 1966

Lee, Anru, “Between Filial Daughter and Loyal Sister: Global Economy and Family Politics in Taiwan,” in Women in the New Taiwan: Gender Roles and Gender Consciousness in a Changing Society, ed. Catherine Farris et.al. (Armonk: M.E. Sharpe, 2004).

Lü Xiulian Annette: My fight for a new taiwan

Shaw, Ping and Yue Tan, “Feminism and Social Change: Women’s Place in Taiwanese Newspapers and Public Opinion,” in Asian Journal of Communication 24, no.4 (2014): 351-369.

Women in the New Taiwan

Yu, Wei-hsin, Gendered Trajectories: Women, Work and Social Change in Japan and Taiwan (Stanford: Stanford UP, 2009), esp. Chapter 1: “Gender Inequality and Social Change in Japan and Taiwan.”

Zhang, Yingjin, “Articulating Sadness, Gendering Space: The Politics and Poetics of Taiyu Films from 1960s Taiwan,” Modern Chinese Literature and Culture 24, no.1 (2013): 1-46.

Association in the course directory

GG 410

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