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Fall Asian Film Series screenings look at cultural identity, political anxiety & visual representation

The Asian Film Series screens a kung fu film, a musical, and a spy thriller, to examine cultural identity, political anxiety, and visual representation.

Kung Fu Hustle is either a trashy, non-sensical comedy or a clever postmodern work that comments on Hong Kong – China relations.  Shiri is the name of a species of freshwater fish indigenous to the DMZ, and expresses the director’s hope for the reunification of a divided Korea.  Jodhaa Akbar is a sixteenth century love story between a great Mughal emperor, Akbar, and a Rajput princess, Jodha. 

Wednesday, Oct. 8, 2008 5:30 pm
Kung Fu Hustle (directed by Stephen Chow) 
Hosted by Dr. Micky Lee, Communication & Journalism Department

Wednesday, Oct. 29, 2008 5:30pm
Jodhaa Akbar (directed by Ashutosh Gowariker)
Hosted by Dr. Afshan Bokhari, Art History, NESADSU 


The Asian Film Series is presented by the Barbara and Richard M. Rosenberg Institute for East Asian Studies in conjunction with the College of Arts & Sciences Dean’s Office.