Course Schedule - Fall Semester 2024

     

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ASIA 255 001 (CRN: 17063)

MARTIAL ARTS FICTION AND FILM

Long Title: EAST ASIAN MARTIAL ARTS IN HISTORY, FICTION, AND FILM
Department: Asian Studies
Instructor: Schoenberger, Kevin
Meeting: 10:00AM - 10:50AM MWF (26-AUG-2024 - 6-DEC-2024) 
Part of Term: Full Term
Grade Mode: Standard Letter
Course Type: Lecture
Language of Instruction: Taught in English
Distribution Group: Distribution Group I
Method of Instruction: Face to Face
Credit Hours: 3
Course Syllabus:
Course Materials: Rice Campus Store
 
Restrictions:
Must be enrolled in one of the following Level(s):
Undergraduate Professional
Visiting Undergraduate
Undergraduate
Section Max Enrollment: 30
Section Enrolled: 14
Waitlisted: 0 (Max 99) 
Current members of the waitlist have priority for available seats.
Enrollment data as of: 25-MAY-2024 12:49AM
 
Additional Fees: None
 
Final Exam: No Final Exam
 
Description: This course introduces students to East Asian physical and martial cultures as practiced today and depicted in historical sources, literature, film, and other media. Topics include spirituality, ethics, physical fitness, gender, race, politics, economics, and multimedia depictions of premodern combat and practices like qìgōng, Shàolín kung fu, tàijí quán, kendō, karate, and more. Works of philosophy, history, literature, and film may include Sūnzǐ’s Art of War, Sīmǎ Qiān’s “Biographies of Assassins,” The Ballad of Mùlán, The Tale of the Heike, Outlaws of the Marsh, The Book of Five Rings, 47 Rōnin, Hagakure, and films by directors like Kurosawa, Lo Wei, Ang Lee, Zhāng Yìmóu, Níng Yíng, and Tarantino.