Another great film with a female protagonist is Ermo.

Caitlin Manning

hanks Gary, for being the ONE person to offer suggestions.  

I've thought of a few other films during the week, like Tampopo and Eat Drink Man Woman.  

Japan, India and China are easy, but I'll be looking for films from, say, Vietnam, Thailand, and Indonesia.  
  ----- Original Message ----- 
  From: Gary Harmon 
  To: [log in to unmask] 
  Sent: Friday, February 03, 2006 12:14 PM
  Subject: Re: [SCREEN-L] women in Asian film

  For Lou Ann Thompson:

  The films of Zhang Yimou are all very good representations of women in parts 
  of Chinese
  culture. In particular, consider Raise the Red Lantern, The Road Home, or Not 
  One Less,
  for examples.   You could do worse than to use several of his films in your 
  first course.
  The films are very "teachable," in my experience with them.

  Gary Harmon
  University of North Florida
  Jacksonville, Florida

  In a message dated 2/2/06 10:10:08 PM, [log in to unmask] writes:

  > I'm looking at developing a course (undergrad) on women in Asian film (and 
  > I might throw in Middle Eastern as well). This would be a completely new 
  > area to me, so I'd appreciate any suggestions for films and books. I would 
  > definitely include Born in Brothels and a good Bollywood movie, probably Monsoon 
  > Wedding, and maybe a more traditional Bollywood as a baseline. 
  > ______________________________________________
  > Dr. Lou Ann Thompson
  > Professor of English
  > Department of English, Speech, and Foreign Languages
  > Texas Woman's University
  > Denton, TX 76204

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