Urban Horror Cinema: Asian Cities Crisis

This course examines "urban horror" and "capitalism" as the cinematic motifs in contemporary East and Southeast Asian films. From Beijing to Hong Kong, and Singapore to Inner Mongolia, Asian cities are harboring urban imaginations that challenge existing human comprehension. Through emptied city centers, inexplicable psychosis, and the dizzying display of accelerated traffic, urban horror cinema provides a space for understanding the relationship between capitalist and (post-)socialist urban transformations-zoning, demolition, real estate speculation, housing crisis, street protest-and the mental life in the region's mega-metropolises.
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