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ERIC Number: EJ858387
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Pages: 7
Abstractor: ERIC
ISSN: ISSN-0013-1849
Engaging a "Truly Foreign" Language and Culture: China through Chinese Film
Ning, Cynthia
Educational Perspectives, v42 n1-2 p29-35 2009
In this article, the author shares how she uses Chinese film in her Chinese language and culture classes. She demonstrates how Chinese films can help students "navigate the uncharted universe of Chinese culture" with reference to several contemporary Chinese films. She describes how intensive viewing of films can develop a deeper and more nuanced understanding of what she refers to as small "c" culture--how people express affection, for example, or show displeasure. She recommends some useful assignments and films that students can use in order to become more familiar with Chinese culture, practices, and beliefs. (Contains 3 endnotes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: China