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Using FIlm in Teaching about Asia: A Cautionary Essay

ALL OF US STRUGGLE WITH THE CHALLENGES OF TEACHING THE PEOPLES AND CULTURES OF ASIA. After slides and novels, the first thing that comes to mind is to show a film in class: whether good or bad, a film can bring a narrative “to life” the way no slide or novel can. Or so we think. All moving-image media that might be used in the classroom have problems...