2018 Fall Chinese Movie Club

Join us every Wednesday as we watch a new Chinese film or TV series. We will be providing links to the videos below as well as links to their Wikipedia pages so that you can further look into any film or TV series you find interesting. Please watch the videos ahead of time and during the club we will discuss the movie further while we watch a few clips to attain a better understanding of Chinese culture through their filmography. This semester we will look at a wide variety of genres and time periods.


A Bite of China

Date: September 20th
Name: A Bite of China: Ep. 06: A Perfect Blend of Five Flavors 舌尖上的中国
It introduces Chinese people’s understanding and use of the five flavors: sweetness, bitterness, saltiness, acidity, and spiciness. Distinctive cooking skills of more than ten kinds of Chinese dishes from all over China are described, such as Smoked duck, Mapo doufu, and Rattan fish.

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Ashes of Love

Date: October 4th
Name: Ashes of Love: Ep. 01 香蜜沉沉烬如霜
The romantic and tormenting love story between a frost flower (the daughter of Flower deity) and a phoenix (the Fire immortal), in the setting of ancient mythological China.

 

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Song of the Phoenix

Date: October 18th
Name:
Song of the Pheonix 百鸟朝凤
Suona is a traditional Chinese musical instrument. The film tells the story of a respectable old Suona artist, Master Jiao, who led his disciples to pursue and inherit the spirit of Suona with persistence.

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Our Shining Days

Date: November 1st
Name:
Our Shining Days 闪光少女
This film tells the inspirational youth story of a quirky but talented girl, Chen Jing, who forms a 2.5-dimension band with her friends, in order to fight against the arrogance of her crush, a Western music player.

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Tomb of the Sea

Date: November 15th
Name:
Tomb of the Sea: Ep. 01 沙海
An ordinary high school student, Li Chu, becomes involved in a plan to change the fate of the world. Wu Xie, with his extraordinary wisdom, has begun to declare war on the fate that had been set for thousands of years.

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A World Without Thieves

Date: December 6th
Name:
A World Without Thieves  天下无贼
This action drama film, centered on a naïve village boy and two thieves, explores the theme of the fundamental human goodness and also humorously addresses the issue of rampant thievery on public transport in Mainland China.

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