Cannibalism in Chinese, Japanese and Korean Film and Literature

Course content

Cannibalism appears in many mythologies and fairy tales, as well as in classical and modern literature, but also in film around the world. It is a topic that has attracted scholarly attention across a wide range of disciplines that include anthropology, psychology, semiotics, history, and literary and cultural studies. Not much attention has been paid though to the representation of cannibalism that can be found in Chinese, Japanese and Korean Film and Literature. This course examines examples of either desperation cannibalism, medicinal or gourmet cannibalism. We will discuss the question why people resort to cannibalism and compare different backgrounds.

Education

Curriculum for the BA programme in Asian Studies with specialisations in
Indology, Japanese Studies, China Studies, Korean Studies, Southeast Asian Studies and Tibetology The 2015 Curriculum and

Curriculum for the BA programme in Asian Studies with specialisations in
Indology, Japanese Studies, China Studies, Korean Studies, Southeast Asian Studies and Tibetology The 2010 Curriculum

Curriculum for the Elective Studies in Korean studies The 2007 Curriculum

Cross-Cultural Studies MA 2015-Curriculum

 

Learning outcome

Indology BA 2015-Curriculum:
Indology Content Course 3 (HIDB00891E)

Japanese Studies BA 2015-Curriculum:
Japanese Content Course 3 (HJAB00891E)

Chinese Studies BA 2015-Curriculum:
Chinese Content Course 1 with language (HKIB00841E)
Chinese Content Course 2 with language (HKIB00881E)

Korean Studies BA 2015-Curriculum:
Korean Content Course 1 (HKOB00831E)
Korean Content Course 2 (HKOB00871E)

Korean Studies BA 2010-Curriculum:
Korean Content Course 2 (HKOB00731E)
Korean Content Course 3 (HKOB00761E)

Korean Studies BA 2007-Elective:
Korean Content Course A (HKOB10041E)
Korean Content Course B (HKOB10071E)

Cross-Cultural Studies MA 2015-Curriculum:
Regional Specialisation with language (HTÆK03261E)
Regional Specialisation (HTÆK03211E)

Classroom instruction, group work and group supervision

To be announced in Absalon

ECTS
15 ECTS
Type of assessment
Other
Criteria for exam assessment

Single subject courses (day)

  • Category
  • Hours
  • Preparation
  • 384,5
  • Lectures
  • 28
  • English
  • 412,5