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East Asian Noir: Crime and the City

When you'll study it
Semester 2
CATS points
ECTS points
Level 7
Module lead
Tim Bergfelder
Academic year

Module overview

This module will start by exploring the work of Johnnie To, a prominent Hong Kong crime film director, as the main example to study East Asian Noir, and to interrogate issues of genre and authorship, as well as the intersection of the local and the global. The second half of the module looks at noir examples from, South Korea and mainland China.