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150113 PS Taiwan: Youth under martial law (1949-1987) (with film) (M2 GG) (2021W)

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 class aims to be run in present

  • Thursday 07.10. 11:30 - 13:00 Seminarraum Sinologie 2 UniCampus Hof 2 2F-O1-18
  • Thursday 14.10. 11:30 - 13:00 Seminarraum Sinologie 2 UniCampus Hof 2 2F-O1-18
  • Thursday 21.10. 11:30 - 13:00 Seminarraum Sinologie 2 UniCampus Hof 2 2F-O1-18
  • Thursday 28.10. 11:30 - 13:00 Digital
    Seminarraum Sinologie 2 UniCampus Hof 2 2F-O1-18
  • Friday 29.10. 11:30 - 13:00 Digital
  • Friday 12.11. 11:30 - 13:00 Digital


Aims, contents and method of the course

This course is in English and open to global studies, ECOS and sinology students.
Contents: Martial law in Taiwan (1948-87) and impact on youth. TV series Detention
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 via moodle

individual definition of term paper topic
term paper must be related to Taiwan film Detention

Reading list

Spectralizing the White Terror: Horror, Trauma, and the Ghost-Island Narrative in Detention by Chia-rong Wu
Pages 73-86 | Published online: 17 May 2021
Piecing Together the Past: The Nation of Recovery in Fiction and Film from Taiwan
Steven L. Riep
Sage Publications
Modern China, 2012-03-01, Vol.38 (2), p.199-232
2018 Victor Louzon from-japanese-soldier to chin rebel-19p
Baituan in Tw 1947-1952-YS paper 20-33p

Association in the course directory

GG 410

Last modified: Fr 12.05.2023 00:17