Watch Film: Girlfriend, Boyfriend (https://www.imdb.com/title/tt02319760/)
Reading: William Tay, The Ideology of Initiation in New Chinese Cinemas
In light of Taiwans uncertain status as a nation, consider the following.
1. What is the national cinema? At once social, cultural, economic, political, technological, and industrial, how do we understand the cinema within the framework of the nation?
2. What is the national allegory? How do certain narrativesfrom literature, theater, painting, to especially cinemaallegorize the nation, its history, and people?