last updated: Thu, July 2, 2020 9:42 AM

Summer 2020

EA105Su20 SESSION DETAILS

(Interpreting Love Narratives)

 

This page is updated as the class progresses. If there is no entry for a day, use as the official schedule the Google Sheet Version "Backup schedule" inside the "G-Drive folder (view only)" or ask me.

Week 1

Notes for this week:

  • We get oriented and start reading ILN by the end of the week. It is a busy week.

Session 01 Tuesday May 26 — Orientation

Before regular session

  • View the bCourse file "First Lecture" and be prepared to answer questions about it when I draw you card during class. Complete the associated assignment.
  • Read the syllabus and complete the associated assignment.

During regular session

  • Join on time, with video feed. On this day, after roll call you are welcome to revert to audio—we are practicing connectivity. If you remain with a video feed, it will count as one of your two required "video" days for the week. (Also, by the way, you will be required to join by video on Wednesday.) If there is a reason you cannot join by video, schedule office hours and discuss it.
  • This is orientation day. I will set up the class and answer questions about it. We do introductions on Wednesday.

After regular session

  • Students in the GMT+8/+9 section should submit the assignment that substitutes for attendance. See under the ENGAGE assignments.

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Session 02 Wednesday May 27 — Community building

Before regular session

  • Creator-Text-Audience | Defining via negation/rejection of a cultural group:
    • Background work: Read about PewDiePie at his Wiki—the introductory paragraphs and the first paragraph below the heading "Media controversies, streaming, and formatted shows (2017–2018)."
    • Optional background work: If you are curious, check PewDiePie's YouTubes.
    • Main text for discussion: Listen to 2:20-3:35 of "Rabbit Hole—Six: Impasse audience boundaries" here (Google) or here (Apple) or do you own web-search.
  • Group Values:
    • Listen to Post Reports: "The history of American antipathy toward masks" here 3:00-9:00 or another way to measure is 15:30 remaining until 9:30 remaining
  • Profile Pages:
    • Read the students' profile pages. I might ask you about someone, so read with some care. Think of these individuals as people you will get to know somewhat well.

During regular session

We are basically in the business of getting to know one another's ways of thinking. We will build discussions around this prep work. I think it goes without saying that I expect you to arrive to class prepared. Not as a standard statement. I really expect you to prepare. However, if for some reason you cannot, at least join the class.

After regular session

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Session 03 Thursday May 28 — Western traditional values (1)

Time chart and basic work flow

ILN reading: Chapters 24-25

  • CULTURAL CONTEXTS—TRADITIONAL THOUGHT SYSTEMS IN EAST ASIAN LOVE NARRATIVES
  • 24. Western cultural contexts — Overview
  • 25. Early Greek philosophy — The Beautiful = The Good = The Truthful = The Eternal ◆ will and moral acts ◆ Eros, philia, agape, nomos, storge

Before regular session

  • Read with care ILN Chpts 24-25

During regular session (10AM-Noon PDT/GMT-7)

Terms: "ToM (Theory of Mind)," "context," "distance," "values" and "worldviews," "faithfulness"

Greek philosophy: "Beautiful=Good=Truth=Eternal" "will and moral acts" "Five types of Greek love: Eros, Philia, Agape, Nomos, Storge"

After regular session

For the US section there might be an assignment related to this session. For the GMT+8/+9 section you need to view the file once uploaded and check for any assignments associated with this session assigned just to your section.

Weekend work

Interpretive Analysis (IA) — individual work

  • Based on "My First Crush" (video about 8 minutes long, and lyrics) — both in bCourse Course Materials folder. For assignment, see bCourse.

Interpretive Analysis (IA) — group work

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Week 2

Notes for this week:

  • This week concludes covering ways that Western worldviews and values might manifest in our love narratives, begins thinking about how East Asian worldviews and values might do so (Daoism and Confucianism), and begins the discussion of the Interpretive Analysis (IA) projects, such as the two you did during the weekend.

Session 04 Monday June 1 — Western traditional values (2) *class starts promptly

Time chart and basic work flow

ILN Reading: Chapters 1-4 ... We begin the first major portion of the book with Chapter 3, Chapter 26

  • A THEORY OF INTERPRETATION FOR CROSS-CULTURAL READING
  • 3. Overview — Part Three contents ◆ evolving theory ◆ course content as problem-solution formula
  • 4. Interpreting data and code — completing meaning ◆ constructing texts from code
  • CULTURAL CONTEXTS—TRADITIONAL THOUGHT SYSTEMS IN EAST ASIAN LOVE NARRATIVES
  • 26. Judeo-Christian thought — Singular truth vs pluralism ◆ will vs wuwei ◆ sacred vs secular ◆ passion vs Golden Mean

I will take questions on Chpts 1-4 in this session. They can be asked initially via the assignment QAChpt01-04 but you can ask other questions during the session. Submitting questions—in other words reading NOW not just before Session 8 (when through Chapter 10 is required and "tested"—increases your score in this class.

Before regular session

  • Recommend that you have completed reading ILN Chpts 1-4
  • Recommend that you submit questions to ILN Chpts 1-4 via QAChpt01-04.
  • Read ILN Chpt 26
  • Submit to PREP200601 PreC. ... Optional this time because this is short notice and the first week of taking on group work.

During regular session (10AM-Noon PDT/GMT-7)

  1. Roll call
  2. Housekeeping things
  3. Discussion of films viewed — process of IA
  4. Discussion of films viewed — process of CDE
  5. Discussion of films viewed — content
  6. RSR, about 10 minutes and probably due at that point in class for US section, 6:30AM next morning for GMT+8/+9 section (*NOTE: may not be assigned, so don't do this work early)
  7. Break
  8. Q&A, discussion of ILN chapters being read independently: Chapters 1-4
  9. Q&A, discussion of ILN Chapter 26
  10. RSR, about 10 minutes and probably due at that point in class for US section, 6:30AM next morning for GMT+8/+9 section (*NOTE: may not be assigned, so don't do this work early)
  11. Final discussion

After regular session

For the GMT+8/+9 section students:

  • Of course you need to view the file, in full, without fast-forwarding, once uploaded. The exception is that when students are in breakout groups the video is too fragmented to be useful. You can skip that part if you want.
  • Then, complete the EX and RSR that were done in class. Try completing the RSR in real-time (let the video continue to play).
  • Check for any assignments associated with this session in that if I have decided during session to NOT do in-class EX or RSR, then I will need something from you to confirm you viewed the session.

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Session 05 Tuesday June 2 — Daoism *class starts promptly

Time chart and basic work flow

ILN reading: Chapters 5-6, Chapters 27-28

  • A THEORY OF INTERPRETATION FOR CROSS-CULTURAL READING
  • 5. Selection, Organization / Matching (SO/M) — A schema for how we attribute meaning to objects ◆ patterns & models ◆ making sense ◆ interpretation and the outside world
  • 6. SO/M, "the (cultural) world," and "horizon of expectation — Turning from perception theory to interpretation ◆ horizon of expectation
  • CULTURAL CONTEXTS—TRADITIONAL THOUGHT SYSTEMS IN EAST ASIAN LOVE NARRATIVES
  • 27. Daoism, Confucianism, Buddhism – Overview
  • 28. Ancient Chinese Cosmology, Daoism, and Daoist-like elements in East Asian love narratives — Book of Changes ◆ yang-yin and its ramifications ◆ five elements (wuxing) ◆ Daoist passivity and change ◆ Daoist sexual alchemy

Before regular session

  • Recommend that you have completed reading ILN Chpts 5-6
  • Recommend that you submit questions to ILN Chpts 5-6 via QAChpt05-06.
  • Read ILN Chpts 27-28
  • Submit to PREP200602 PreC.

During regular session (10AM-Noon PDT/GMT-7)

  1. Soft start: You can chat about the films or the role of Western values vs Daoism in your life or whatever
  2. Roll call (about 10:20)
  3. Housekeeping things
  4. Q&A, exercises, discussion of ILN chapters being read independently: Chapters 5-6
  5. RSR, about 10 minutes and probably due at that point in class for US section, 6:30AM next morning for GMT+8/+9 section (*NOTE: may not be assigned, so don't do this work early)
  6. Break
  7. Q&A, exercises, discussion of ILN Chapter 27-28
  8. RSR, about 10 minutes and probably due at that point in class for US section, 6:30AM next morning for GMT+8/+9 section (*NOTE: may not be assigned, so don't do this work early)
  9. Final discussion

After regular session

For the GMT+8/+9 section students:

  • Of course you need to view the file, in full, without fast-forwarding, once uploaded. The exception is that when students are in breakout groups the video is too fragmented to be useful. You can skip that part if you want.
  • Then, complete the EX and RSR that were done in class. Try completing the RSR in real-time (let the video continue to play).
  • Check for any assignments associated with this session in that if I have decided during session to NOT do in-class EX or RSR, then I will need something from you to confirm you viewed the session.

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Session 06 Wednesday June 3 — Confucianism (1) *class has "soft" start

Time chart and basic work flow

ILN reading: Chapters 7-8, Chapter 29

  • A THEORY OF INTERPRETATION FOR CROSS-CULTURAL READING
  • 7. A closer look at patterns — Introduction
  • 8. Patterns with gravitational power — Implicit and cognitive bias ◆ mimetic desire ◆ attractors ◆ cultural attractors
  • CULTURAL CONTEXTS—TRADITIONAL THOUGHT SYSTEMS IN EAST ASIAN LOVE NARRATIVES
  • 29. Confucianism in East Asian love narratives — Accepting hierarchies ◆ society before the individual ◆ Confucian sexism ◆ Confucian ideal couples ◆ basic Confucian values

Before regular session

  • Recommend that you have completed reading ILN Chpts 7-8
  • Recommend that you submit questions to ILN Chpts 7-8 via QAChpt07-08.
  • Read ILN Chpt 29
  • Submit to PREP200603 PreC.

During regular session (10AM-Noon PDT/GMT-7)

  1. Soft start: You can chat about anything or you can ask others what "percent" do they see themselves as "Western values" "Daoist values" "Confucian values" or whether they agree with the Daoist cosmic worldview or the Confucian emphasis on orderliness or whether you think of social harmony along Western, Daoist or Confucian lines.
  2. Roll call (about 10:20 or so)
  3. Housekeeping things
  4. Q&A, exercises, discussion of ILN chapters being read independently: Chapters 7-8
  5. RSR, about 10 minutes and probably due at that point in class for US section, 6:30AM next morning for GMT+8/+9 section (*NOTE: may not be assigned, so don't do this work early)
  6. Break
  7. Q&A, exercises, discussion of ILN Chapter 29
  8. RSR, about 10 minutes and probably due at that point in class for US section, 6:30AM next morning for GMT+8/+9 section (*NOTE: may not be assigned, so don't do this work early)
  9. Final discussion

After regular session

For the GMT+8/+9 section students:

  • Of course you need to view the file, in full, without fast-forwarding, once uploaded. The exception is that when students are in breakout groups the video is too fragmented to be useful. You can skip that part if you want.
  • Then, complete the EX and RSR that were done in class. Try completing the RSR in real-time (let the video continue to play).
  • Check for any assignments associated with this session in that if I have decided during session to NOT do in-class EX or RSR, then I will need something from you to confirm you viewed the session.

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Session 07 Thursday June 4 — Confucianism (2) *class has "soft" start

Time chart and basic work flow

ILN reading: Chapters 9-10 (Chapter 10 is the last chapter of this book part)

A THEORY OF INTERPRETATION FOR CROSS-CULTURAL READING

  • 9. Patterns with time-leaps
    Memories, shared memories, cause-and-effect in narrative segments
  • 10. Ending an interpretation

Before regular session

  • Recommended that you have completed reading ILN Chpts 9-10
  • Recommended that you submit questions to ILN Chpts 9-10 via QAChpt09-10.
  • There might be other reading assigned for this session. Check back later.
  • Submit to PREP200604 PreC.

During regular session (10AM-Noon PDT/GMT-7)

  1. Soft start: You can chat about anything or you can ask others what whether have any movies in mind that seem distinctly Daoist (tough question) and what they think is the relationship between traditional Confucian values and Western warrior-focused films and maybe toss in a comparison with East Asian martial arts films such as wuxia films.
  2. Roll (about 10:20)
  3. Housekeeping
  4. Q&A, discussion of ILN chapters being read independently: Chapters 9-10
  5. Explanation of how the independent reading of ILN will be assessed: how and what you submitted to date, random (drawing cards) asking in real-time of Q&A covered so far, random asking in real-time of chapter content especially terms.
  6. RSR, about 10 minutes and probably due at that point in class for US section, 6:30AM next morning for GMT+8/+9 section (*NOTE: may not be assigned, so don't do this work early)
  7. Break
  8. Continued Q&A, discussion of ILN Chapter 29
  9. RSR, about 10 minutes and probably due at that point in class for US section, 6:30AM next morning for GMT+8/+9 section (*NOTE: may not be assigned, so don't do this work early)
  10. Final discussion

After regular session

For the GMT+8/+9 section students:

  • Of course you need to view the file, in full, without fast-forwarding, once uploaded. The exception is that when students are in breakout groups the video is too fragmented to be useful. You can skip that part if you want.
  • Then, complete the EX and RSR that were done in class. Try completing the RSR in real-time (let the video continue to play).
  • Check for any assignments associated with this session in that if I have decided during session to NOT do in-class EX or RSR, then I will need something from you to confirm you viewed the session.

Weekend work

"2046" IA is due 6AM on Saturday

"Daggers" CDE is due 6AM Monday and "Daggers" IA needs to be finished and submitted to me at least 30 minutes before the start of the CDE meeting

Interpretive Analysis (IA) — individual work

  • Based on "2046" (feature film by Wong Kar-wai) — the link has been sent by bCourse announcement or you can obtain the movie on your own.
  • "2046" has extensive background information on this Sonic site. Navigate to the top page, find the film resources down towards the bottom ("Web pages on this site for specific classes"), click on "2046." You are responsible for the content on First Session General Statements, Characters, and Director. Note that the remaining modules ("Module 1," etc.) give full scene descriptions of every scene, with time stamps. This can be very helpful for navigating this complicated film. In those modules, too, are discussions of the music used.
  • "2046" is the third of a trilogy (a fourth movie in the series is under development) and seeing the previous two films is truly helpful for understanding "2046." The second, "In the Mood for Love" is constantly referenced and if you can watch only one that is the one to watch. However, to understand the psychology of Mr. Chow in "2046" the first film "Days of Being Wild" is the key. The "Yuddy" of that film and the "Mr Chow" of the other two are connect and the "Mr Chow" of the last film actually walks onto the set of the first film in its last moments and combs his hair ...
  • "2046" is vastly more difficult to understand than "House of Flying Daggers." I have selected it as the one for IA work to throw you back onto your own resources but also because if you had a meeting on it it is possible you would spend too much time just talking about "what happened??" and not turn your attention to a CDE.

Group work (CDE) — group work

  • Based on "House of flying Daggers" (feature film by Zhang Yimou) — the link has been sent by bCourse announcement or you can obtain the movie on your own. For group membership see bCourse.
  • "House of Flying Daggers" has extensive background information on this Sonic site. Navigate to the top page, find the film resources down towards the bottom ("Web pages on this site for specific classes"), click on "House of Flying Daggers." You are responsible for the content on First Session General Statements, Characters, and Director. Note that the remaining modules ("Module 1," etc.) give full scene descriptions of every scene, with time stamps. In those modules, too, are the lyrics of the theme song and those lyrics are important for understanding the director's intent.

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Week 3

Notes for this week:

  • We begin the week with a fairly informal day, discussion issues related to Black Lives Matter and the films you analyzed over the weekend. We then restart the ILN reading, beginning with the final chapter on traditional values: "Buddhism." The weekend work will include new types of assignments that will assess your mastery of ILN terms. Therefore, the assessment that was schedule for Monday has been dropped. We continue to read ILN but there is additional, somewhat heavy reading, assigned for the Thursday session on Korean "han." Make time for that reading. The weekend will work with two Korean films but for the first you will write only the contract (no IA). The second film follows the usual IP process: IA, then group meeting, the CDE.

Session 08 Monday June 8 — Black Lives Matter discussion | discussion of "2046" | discussion of "House of Flying Daggers" | discussion of IP process | *class has soft start

Time chart and basic work flow

ILN Reading: none, but you are encouraged to keep reading ... look ahead at the reading for the week and pace yourself

Before regular session

  • Nothing to do

Preliminary draft of regular session schedule (10AM-Noon PDT/GMT-7)

  1. Open discussion — I'll try to open the Zoom session by 10AM ... talk about the films!
  2. Roll call at about 10:20
  3. Housekeeping things
  4. Discussion of issues related to the Black Lives Matter / Social Injustice / Police Brutality movement
  5. Brief discussion of IA process
  6. Discussion of CDE process, "cultural groups" diagram
  7. RSR, about 10 minutes and probably due at that point in class for US section, 6:30AM next morning for GMT+8/+9 section (*NOTE: may not be assigned, so don't do this work early)
  8. Break
  9. Discussion of "2046"
  10. Discussion of "House of Flying Daggers"
  11. RSR, about 10 minutes and probably due at that point in class for US section, 6:30AM next morning for GMT+8/+9 section (*NOTE: may not be assigned, so don't do this work early)
  12. Final discussion

After regular session

For the GMT+8/+9 section students:

  • Of course you need to view the file, in full, without fast-forwarding, once uploaded. The exception is breakout groups. You can skip those parts if you wish to do so.
  • Then, complete any EX or RSR that were done in class. Try completing the RSR in real-time (let the video continue to play).
  • Check for any assignments associated with this session in that, in the case (which is often) that I have decided during session to NOT do certain exercises, when there is time I will create a separate assignment for you to help me be sure you have watched the video in full.

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Session 09 Tuesday June 9 — Buddhism | comment on Kim Ki-duk's films | *class has soft start

Time chart and basic work flow

ILN Reading: Chapter 30 (this is the last chapter of this book part)

  • CULTURAL CONTEXTS—TRADITIONAL THOUGHT SYSTEMS IN EAST ASIAN LOVE NARRATIVES
  • 30. Buddhism in East Asian love narratives — Happiness, illusion, desire, excessive emotion, change, fate, karma

Before regular session

  • Read ILN Chpt 30 ... BE SURE TO HAVE READ THIS CHAPTER!
  • Submit to PREP200609 - Buddhism

Preliminary draft of regular session schedule (10AM-Noon PDT/GMT-7)

  1. Open discussion — I'll try to open the Zoom session by 10AM
  2. Roll call at about 10:20
  3. Housekeeping things
  4. Discussion of Buddhism — Buddhism is quite tricky to manage in our films so we are taking a full day. BE SURE TO HAVE READ THE CHAPTERS. I will complement this discussion with EX or RSR, probably more than one. They will probably due at that point in class for US section, 6:30AM next morning for GMT+8/+9 section (*NOTE: may not be assigned, so don't do this work early)
  5. Break
  6. Continue the discussion of Buddhism
  7. Kim Ki-duk's films (in-class video viewing and further comments)
  8. Possible additional RSR, about 10 minutes and probably due at that point in class for US section, 6:30AM next morning for GMT+8/+9 section (*NOTE: may not be assigned, so don't do this work early)
  9. Final discussion

After regular session

For the GMT+8/+9 section students:

  • Of course you need to view the file, in full, without fast-forwarding, once uploaded. The exception is breakout groups. You can skip those parts if you wish to do so.
  • Then, complete any EX or RSR that were done in class. Try completing the RSR in real-time (let the video continue to play).
  • Check for any assignments associated with this session in that, in the case (which is often) that I have decided during session to NOT do certain exercises, when there is time I will create a separate assignment for you to help me be sure you have watched the video in full.

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Session 10 Wednesday June 10 — "Bounded dialogue" | cognitive, affective, and neurochemical love | CDE contract making | *class starts promptly, busy day

Time chart and basic work flow

ILN Reading: Chapters 11-12 (Chapter 11 begins a new book part)

  • METHOD—ELEMENTS OF (COURSE) INTERPRETIVE PROJECTS
  • 11. Dialogue, bounded dialogue, and emergent knowledge — Expanding understanding through dialogue ◆ emergent knowledge
  • 12. "Love" as we will view it — High order / low order" love ◆ Neurochemical, affective, and cognitive love

Before regular session

  • Read ILN Chpts 11-12

Preliminary draft of regular session schedule (10AM-Noon PDT/GMT-7)

  1. Roll call promptly at 10:10 .... if you miss roll please don't comment on this during or after class, instead, please submit to Google Form
  2. Housekeeping things
  3. Discussion of "bounded dialogue" and love as defined for our class, probably with a breakout room exercise. Other topics from Chapters 10-11 may also be covered.
  4. EX or RSR, about 10 minutes and probably due at that point in class for US section, 6:30AM next morning for GMT+8/+9 section (*NOTE: may not be assigned, so don't do this work early)
  5. Break
  6. EX200610 CONTRACT — Practice making a contract (based on a video short: "Goodbye") *You will NOT be completing an IA on the first of the two films for the weekend. Instead you will write the IP (interpretive project) contract and this functions as a quiz-like assessment. Thus we practice it in class first.
  7. Final discussion

After regular session

For US section students:

  • PEER200610 - ILN11+12: This will be a peer evaluation of how well you believed your group members today had prepared for class by reading ILN 11-12 with care and understanding, and some other things

For the GMT+8/+9 section students:

  • Of course you need to view the file, in full, without fast-forwarding, once uploaded. The exception is breakout groups. You can skip those parts if you wish to do so.
  • Then, complete any EX or RSR that were done in class. Try completing the RSR in real-time (let the video continue to play).
  • Check for any assignments associated with this session in that, in the case (which is often) that I have decided during session to NOT do certain exercises, when there is time I will create a separate assignment for you to help me be sure you have watched the video in full.

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Session 11 Thursday June 11 — WV/CP and situational factors | constructing ToM | Korean "han" | *class starts promptly

Time chart and basic work flow

ILN Reading: Chapters 13-14

  • METHOD—ELEMENTS OF (COURSE) INTERPRETIVE PROJECTS
  • 13. Cultural contexts as worldviews, ethical values, and common practices (WV/CP) — Introducing instances of cultural contexts via 5 Centimeters Per Second ◆ resources for interpretation ◆ worldviews ◆ ethical values ◆ common practices ◆ situational factors
  • 14. Reconstructing culture through Theory of Mind (ToM) and narratives — Constructing ToM ◆ seeing ourselves and others in narrative figures ◆ making sense of narrative developments

Before regular session

  • Read ILN Chpts 13-14, review Chpts 11-12 if necessary
  • Read any or all of the material in the "Jeong-Han" bCourse course materials folder well enough that you can provide a complex definition of the term, including how "hope" relates to "han." But, more specifically, if you are in Jeong-han Group A you must read these well enough to explain the thesis to others in your group: "A Complex Feeling Tugs at Koreans.pdf," "Han The Soul of Korean Literature.rtf," and "Jeong-han as a Korean Culture-Bound Narcissism.pdf." If you are in Jeong-han Group B you must read these well enough to explain the thesis of each to others in your group: "Exploration of Inner Wounds-Han.pdf," "Ideology Culture and Han – Lee 2002.pdf," "Significance of “Jeong” in Korean Culture and Psychotherapy.pdf." GMT +8/+9 section students submit to EX200611 - han. Group A: Qian, Riana, Jeremiah, Kevin, Jessica, Peishi, Ethan, Brian, Chutong, Karen Abigail, Damon, Johnny. Group B: Iman, Sylvia, Alexandra, Angelina, Michael, Emily, CaiQin, Angel, Sarah.
  • Submit to PREP200611 — Covers Chapters 11-14, han readings

Preliminary draft of regular session schedule (10AM-Noon PDT/GMT-7)

  1. Roll call promptly at 10:10 .... if you miss roll please don't comment on this during or after class, instead, please submit to Google Form
  2. Housekeeping things
  3. Discussion of "WV/CP" "situational factors" and "ToM" (construction of using simulation theory, theory theory), probably with a breakout room exercise. Other topics from Chapters 13-14 may also be covered.
  4. RSR, about 10 minutes and probably due at that point in class for US section, 6:30AM next morning for GMT+8/+9 section (*NOTE: may not be assigned, so don't do this work early)
  5. Break
  6. Discussion of Korean "han" first via breakout groups then classwide.
  7. Possible RSR, about 10 minutes and probably due at that point in class for US section, 6:30AM next morning for GMT+8/+9 section (*NOTE: may not be assigned, so don't do this work early)
  8. Final discussion

After regular session

NOTE: There is an optional deadline of Friday night that might be helpful to students. See "Q200615 ILN Terms Housemaid," in the weekend work section.

For the GMT+8/+9 section students:

  • Of course you need to view the file, in full, without fast-forwarding, once uploaded. The exception is breakout groups. You can skip those parts if you wish to do so.
  • Then, complete any EX or RSR that were done in class. Try completing the RSR in real-time (let the video continue to play).
  • Check for any assignments associated with this session in that, in the case (which is often) that I have decided during session to NOT do certain exercises, when there is time I will create a separate assignment for you to help me be sure you have watched the video in full.

Weekend work

1. OTHER200702 (yes, available for submission until July 2) is an optional assignment available to anyone. It does NOT contribute or detract from you grade in any way. It is just for those interested in doing it. Last semester several students enjoyed completing this assignment. It compares the film you are to watch "The Housemaid" (1960) with a 2011 modern remake of it (NOT the 2016 horror film with the same title). (You must find this on your own, I don't provide it.)

2. "The Housemaid" (Korean feature film by Kim Ki-young, 1960): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-J_HTZFC32s

  • CONTRACT - Housemaid
  • Q200615 ILN Terms Housemaid — Description/Instructions are now at bCourse.

3. "3-Iron" (Korean feature film by Kim Ki-duk, 2004) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WagN8oOsLBU

  • "3-Iron" has extensive background information on this Sonic site. Navigate to the top page, find the film resources down towards the bottom ("Web pages on this site for specific classes"), click on "3-Iron." You are responsible for the content on First Session General Statements, Characters, and Director. Note that the remaining modules ("Module 1," etc.) give full scene descriptions of every scene, with time stamps. In those modules, too, are the lyrics of the theme song and those lyrics are important for understanding the director's intent.
  • IA - 3-Iron
  • IA - 3-Iron DIAGRAMS (*includes the second of three diagrams: "cultural groups"
  • GROUP meeting and its results with next diagrams, CDE - 3-IRON, and VIDEO - 3-Iron
  • Q200613 ILN Terms 3-Iron — Description/Instructions are now at bCourse.

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Week 4

Notes for this week:

  • This week covers some key material: the last two of the three diagrams that are used in an IA, which means a large group of key terms (the four arrays, robustness/receptivity, topical intensity, status), a fairly deep dive into the Japanese concepts of amae and musubi, and a setup for both of the two Japanese films for the upcoming weekend.

Session 12 Monday June 15 — ILN theory: pluralities of self, pluralities of cultural groups | IA diagrams: relevant cultural groups, arrayed (part one) | *class has soft start

Time chart and basic work flow

ILN Reading: Chapter 15

  • METHOD—ELEMENTS OF (COURSE) INTERPRETIVE PROJECTS
  • 15. Context pluralities and their importance — Karen Overhill ◆ pluralities ◆ interpretive balance

Before regular session

  • Read ILN Chapter 15 well enough to explain the terms or state the significance of content, if I call your name

Preliminary draft of regular session schedule (10AM-Noon PDT/GMT-7)

  1. Open discussion — I'll try to open the Zoom session by 10AM ... talk about the films!
  2. Roll call at about 10:20
  3. Housekeeping things
  4. Discussion of concepts in ILN 15, including pluralities + drawing cards to ask students about terms up to and including ILN 15
  5. EX200615 InC Pluralities
  6. Break
  7. Learning to complete IA 2B relevant cultural groups, arrayed (identifying groups) (*tech check on usability of file)
  8. View "Ping (小平) wants Transformers - a short film by Jimmy Tai" (8:53) (bCourse > Files > Course materials > 12 ...)
  9. EX200615 InC Ping
  10. Break
  11. Discussion of EX200615 InC Ping results

After regular session

For the GMT+8/+9 section students:

  • Of course you need to view the file, in full, without fast-forwarding, once uploaded. The exception is breakout groups. You can skip those parts if you wish to do so.

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Session 13 Tuesday June 16 — ILN theory: arrays, context-to-ToM distance, robustness and receptivity | IA diagrams: relevant cultural groups, arrayed (part two) | *class starts promptly, busy day

Time chart and basic work flow

ILN Reading: Chapter 16

  • METHOD—ELEMENTS OF (COURSE) INTERPRETIVE PROJECTS
  • 16. Arrays of cultural groups and their WV/CP — Autonomous entities ◆ competitive multiplicities ◆ layering ◆ alternating contexts

Before regular session

  • Read ILN Chapter 16 well enough to explain the terms (especially the four types of arrays since you will need to use these in your IAs) or state the significance of content, if I call your name

Preliminary draft of regular session schedule (10AM-Noon PDT/GMT-7)

  1. Roll call at 10:10 .... if you miss roll please don't comment on this during or after class, instead, please submit to Google Form
  2. Housekeeping things
  3. The four main types of arrays and the setting aside of common practices and situational factors + drawing cards to check understanding of terms up until and through ILN 16
  4. Learning to complete IA 2B relevant cultural groups, arrayed (arraying groups, drawing and labeling context-to-ToM arrows)
  5. View "da Capo - Tan Ce Ding"
  6. EX200616 InC da Capo
  7. Break
  8. Discussion of EX200616 InC da Capo

After regular session

For the GMT+8/+9 section students:

  • Of course you need to view the file, in full, without fast-forwarding, once uploaded. The exception is breakout groups. You can skip those parts if you wish to do so.
  • Submit RSR200616 PostC

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Session 14 Wednesday June 17 — ILN theory: topical intensity, status | IA diagrams: topical intensity and status spectrums | *class starts promptly, busy day

Time chart and basic work flow

ILN Reading: Chapters 17-19 (Chapter 17 begins a new book part and these chapters, that is, 17-23, are less finished than our earlier readings ... you will find some terms repeated or out-of-order, and so on)

  • METHOD—DESIGNING AND COMPLETING (COURSE) INTERPRETIVE PROJECTS
  • 17. Building interpretive projects: Theory meets practice — White noise ◆ common practices ◆ love narrative circle ◆ the focus of interpretive projects ◆ steps and elements of the interpretive project: film, instance, ToM, narrowly defined topic, cultural context, context-to-Tom distance, outcome ◆ topical intensity spectrum ◆ status spectrum ◆ context robustness and ToM receptivity
  • 18. Quick reference list of principles, rules, guidelines, and advice
  • 19. Introduction: Rules, guidelines, advice, and the principles that govern them

Before regular session

  • Read ILN Chapter 17-19 well enough to explain the terms if I call your name or state the significance of content — it is best to read these chapters collectively, they are not well coordinated

Preliminary draft of regular session schedule (10AM-Noon PDT/GMT-7)

  1. Roll call promptly at 10:10 .... if you miss roll please don't comment on this during or after class, instead, please submit to Google Form
  2. Housekeeping things
  3. Discussion of two spectrums, one for "topical intensity" and one for "status"
  4. View "Dojoji" (18:51)
  5. Discuss plotting "Dojoji"
  6. "Breathless" 4a) lyrics (https://www.azlyrics.com/lyrics/jerryleelewis/breathless.html) and 4b) YouTube (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4Q_olybarxU), a segment from "Jerry Lee Lewis" (American feature film, 1989), and 4c) excerpt from "Breathless" (2:53) (American feature film, 1983; remake of 1960 French film with same title)
  7. Break
  8. Setup and view "Shiri" (2:03) • Read for background: https://www.wikiwand.com/en/Shiri_(film) • Read for plot summary: http://asianwiki.com/Shiri and read this: Female North Korean agent Lee Bang-hee (Hee) is active in South Korea and chased by the male South Korean agent Yu Jong-won (Yu), although she is expertly illusive and elusive (so he has never seen her up close). Yu is, at this time, engaged to Yi Myung-hyun (Yi)—but this is actually the agent Hee and he has no idea that this is the case. In one scene, Hee is wounded and Yu discovers her true identity. But they love each other. (In fact, she is pregnant with his child but he does not know this, nor does he know of the note she has hidden for him to find someday that confesses her love for him.) In the climactic scene of the film, Hee leaves to carry our her mission of assassination at a stadium and the two find themselves facing off, guns pointed at each other. • Now we view the clip.
  9. EX200617 InC Shiri

After regular session

FOR EVERYONE: the PREP assignment for tomorrow is much longer than usual. Take a look at PREP200618 PreC amae now, so you know how much time to set aside. I think this assignment will take more than an hour to complete.

For the GMT+8/+9 section students:

  • Of course you need to view the file, in full, without fast-forwarding, once uploaded. The exception is breakout groups. You can skip those parts if you wish to do so.

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Session 15 Thursday June 18 — ILN: IP method rules and standards | Japanese "amae" "musubi" | Setup for "Tokyo Sonata" | Setup for "Dolls" (bunraku) | *class has soft start

Time chart and basic work flow

ILN Reading: Chapters 20-21

  • METHOD—DESIGNING AND COMPLETING (COURSE) INTERPRETIVE PROJECTS
  • 20. Discursive rules and shared terminology for precision in communication — shared terminology ◆ compound statements ◆ specific usage requirements for certain words and phrases
  • 21. Limiting the scope of interpretive projects — always about high-order love ◆ narrative worlds, not "real" worlds ◆ ToM as litmus test ◆ short-listing

Before regular session

  • Read ILN Chapter 20-21 well enough to provide lists of rules and shared terminology if asked, without referring to notes or ILN itself
  • Read bCourse > Files > Course materials > Amae > 15A, 15B (two files) and the 15C files if you are curious or are still unsure of the term
  • PREP200618 PreC amae*This is a key assignment. Complete it with care.

Preliminary draft of regular session schedule (10AM-Noon PDT/GMT-7)

  1. Roll call promptly at 10:10 .... if you miss roll please don't comment on this during or after class, instead, please submit to Google Form
  2. Housekeeping things
  3. Check by drawing cards as to whether you have learned the rules and standards presented in ILN
  4. Break
  5. Discuss "amae"
  6. Present "musubi" via PowerPoint and discuss
  7. EX200618 InC amae
  8. Setup "Tokyo Sonata" (economic situation, amae, musubi)
  9. Setup "Dolls" (bunraku / puppet theater, Beat Takeshi, difficulty in distinguishing nihilism from Buddhist fate)

After regular session

For the GMT+8/+9 section students:

  • Of course you need to view the file, in full, without fast-forwarding, once uploaded. The exception is breakout groups. You can skip those parts if you wish to do so.

Weekend work

1. "Tokyo Sonata" — inside the shared Google Folder: EA105 films, email me if you cannot access it

  • DIAGRAM 2B (relevant cultural groups, arrayed) - Tokyo Sonata
  • DIAGRAM 2C (topical intensity spectrum + status spectrum with cosmic worldview "musubi") - Tokyo Sonata
  • DIAGRAM 2C (topical intensity spectrum + status spectrum with ethical value Confucian xiao) - Tokyo Sonata
  • Q200622 ILN Terms Sonata, including amae but not musubi

2. "Dolls" — inside the shared Google Folder: EA105 films, email me if you cannot access it

  • "Dolls" has extensive background information on this Sonic site. Navigate to the top page, find the film resources down towards the bottom ("Web pages on this site for specific classes"), click on "Dolls." You are responsible for the content on First Session General Statements, Characters, and Director. Note that the remaining modules ("Module 1," etc.) give full scene descriptions of every scene, with time stamps. In those modules, too, are the lyrics of the theme song and those lyrics are important for understanding the director's intent.
  • IA - Dolls
  • IA - Dolls DIAGRAMS (love spiral)
  • IA - Dolls DIAGRAMS (spectrums)
  • GROUP meeting
  • CDE - Dolls (everyone submits)
  • VIDEO - Dolls (group member submits for the group)
  • Q200622 ILN Terms Dolls

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Week 5

Notes for this week:

  • This week have three main components: 1) we finish the final two chapters of ILN, 2) we look at the value (or not) of the ATS for modern East Asian films through general discussions (and prep work for those discussions), and 3) we review some of the more difficult aspects of the IP (Interpretive Project) process in preparation for your final assessment.
  • On Thursday the weekend work is explained but the basics of it is that I will tell you what film you are to work with then, entirely on your own, you complete a full IP which you will then defend in an interview with me the following week.
  • GMT+8/+9 students need to contact me about a good time for their one-on-one interview next week

Session 16 Monday June 22 — ILN: cultural contexts, balanced interpretations | *class has soft start

ILN Reading: Chapter 22

  • METHOD—ELEMENTS OF (COURSE) INTERPRETIVE PROJECTS
  • 22. Deducing (gathering) possible cultural contexts via plausible ToM construction — Dynamics of cultural contexts ◆ Gathering cultural contexts ◆ Creating interpretive balance

Before regular session

  • Read ILN Chapter 22 well enough to explain the terms or state the significance of content, if I call your name

Preliminary draft of regular session schedule (10AM-Noon PDT/GMT-7)

  1. Open discussion — I'll try to open the Zoom session by 10AM ... talk about the films!
  2. Roll call at about 10:20
  3. Housekeeping things
  4. General discussion of "Tokyo Sonata" and "Dolls"
  5. Break
  6. Discussion of concepts in ILN 22, with emphasis on deciding cultural contexts + drawing cards to ask students about terms up to and including ILN 22
  7. EX200622 InC Contexts (breakout then share — use prior films, set WV and Tom, make cultural group)

After regular session

For the GMT+8/+9 section students:

  • Of course you need to view the file, in full, without fast-forwarding, once uploaded. The exception is breakout groups. You can skip those parts if you wish to do so.

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Session 17 Tuesday June 23 — ILN: interpretive credibility, interpretive value, dialogue | *class has a soft start

ILN Reading: Chapter 23

  • METHOD—ELEMENTS OF (COURSE) INTERPRETIVE PROJECTS
  • 23. Achieving outcome credibility and interest — Basic understanding of the film ◆ secondary sources ◆ being real ◆ critical judgment ◆ time investment ◆ rhetorical and logical missteps ◆ "Beyond-First-Thoughts" ◆ "Content-rich" ◆ managing dialogue

Before regular session

  • Read ILN Chapter 23 well enough to explain the terms (especially the four types of arrays since you will need to use these in your IAs) or state the significance of content, if I call your name

Preliminary draft of regular session schedule (10AM-Noon PDT/GMT-7)

  1. Open discussion — I'll try to open the Zoom session by 10AM
  2. Roll call at about 10:20
  3. Housekeeping things
  4. Discussion (and likely exercises EX200623 InC Missteps, EX200623 InC Beyond, EX200623 InC Content-rich): Credibility and value in interpretive projects, including relevance to course basic question

After regular session

For the GMT+8/+9 section students:

  • Of course you need to view the file, in full, without fast-forwarding, once uploaded. The exception is breakout groups. You can skip those parts if you wish to do so.

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Session 18 Wednesday June 24 — Discussion: Daoism and our films | Aspects of the IP (Interpretive Project) process: IA 1 Contract and IA 3-5 RRR | *class has a soft start

Before regular session

  • Beginning with this session, for three sessions, we take a step back and ask the larger questions of this class. For this session, the preparations work is PREP200624 PREC Daoism (submit your thoughts on to what degree Daoism is useful for interpreting the films and videos we have seen, on the whole, and, if there was an occasion of real value, provide details)
  • Beginning with this session, for two sessions, we revisit some of the more challenging aspects of the IP, in preparation for the weekend assignment / assessment. PREP200624 PREC IP Contract RRR (optional) will be a Google Sheet onto which you can put your questions.

Preliminary draft of regular session schedule (10AM-Noon PDT/GMT-7)

  1. Open discussion — I'll try to open the Zoom session by 10AM
  2. Roll call at about 10:20
  3. Housekeeping things
  4. Discussion of Daoism in our films
  5. Break
  6. Comments by me then breakout groups based on student questions on the IP process, since this is what you will do for the final assessment. This session focuses on the contract and the results (RRR) documents.

After regular session

For the GMT+8/+9 section students:

  • Of course you need to view the file, in full, without fast-forwarding, once uploaded. Following the discussion on the IP process might be difficult. Email me questions if you have them.

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Session 19 Thursday June 25 — Discussion: Buddhism and our films | Aspects of the IP (Interpretive Project) process: diagrams | Explanation of weekend work | *class starts promptly

Before regular session

  • PREP200625 PreC Buddhism (submit your thoughts on to what degree Buddhism is useful for interpreting the films and videos we have seen, on the whole, and, if there was an occasion of real value, provide details)
  • PREP200625 PreC IP Diagrams (optional)

Preliminary draft of regular session schedule (10AM-Noon PDT/GMT-7)

  1. Roll call promptly at 10:10 .... if you miss roll please don't comment on this during or after class, instead, please submit to Google Form
  2. Housekeeping things
  3. Discussion of Buddhism in our films
  4. Break
  5. Comments by me then breakout groups based on student questions on the IP process, since this is what you will do for the final assessment. This session focuses on the the diagrams.
  6. Explanation of weekend work

After regular session

For the GMT+8/+9 section students:

  • Of course you need to view the file, in full, without fast-forwarding, once uploaded. Following the discussion on the IP process might be difficult. Email me questions if you have them.

Weekend work

You will be given a movie title by me. You will complete an IA (Contract, Diagrams, RRR) on it as your final project. You will then defend the project on either Tuesday (Session 21) or Wednesday (Session 22) in a private, video feed, one-on-one interview with me. There will be a schedule, so you will know when that assessment it. Whether there is other work to do on Tuesday or Wednesday is not yet decided.

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Week 6

Notes for this week:

  • We complete our meta-level considerations of East Asian ATS and films. Students are interviewed as part of the final assessment. We finish the week, and the entire class, with an informal final day (attendance optional).

Session 20 Monday June 28 — Discussion: Confucianism and our films | *class has a soft start

Before session

  • Nothing to do for the session. Be sure you submit your final analysis on time.

During session (can change last minute)

  1. Open discussion — I'll try to open the Zoom session by 10AM
  2. Roll call at about 10:20
  3. Housekeeping things
  4. Discussion of Confucianism and our films

After session

  • Nothing to do.

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Session 21 Tuesday June 30 — Final assessment interviews for some students | class starts at 10AM for Angel

Before session

  • Nothing specifically to do but re-familiarize yourself with your own IP. Jeremiah meets with me at 7:30AM.

Zoom session will open at 9:55. During session: one-on-one interviews as below (with other students welcome, but not required, to be in the main room of the Zoom session). BE ON TIME! There is a deduction for late arrival.

In preparation for interviews:

  • Do you know your own work well? Do you fully understand what you have written?
  • Can you talk broadly about the content of your research material? (Such at its thesis or larger argument, and why you felt this research added value to your work?)
  • Do you know your own IP forwards and backwards? 
  • There might be clarification questions
  • It is likely there will be challenge questions along the lines of “Why did you say …?” 
  • It is likely there will be significance questions such as “Why did you think what your wrote for this particular area of the IP has value to the course goals to ….?” and "Why did you think the line of inquiry that you have set out in your contract has discovery value, and what is that value?"
  1. 10:00AM — Angel
  2. 10:13AM — Sylvia
  3. 10:26AM — Ethan
  4. 10:39AM — Chutong
  5. 10:52AM — CaiQin
  6. 11:05AM — Johnny
  7. 11:18AM — Kevin
  8. 11:31AM — Iman
  9. 11:44AM — Angelina

After session

  • Nothing to do..

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Session 22 Wednesday July 1 — Final assessment interviews for some students | class starts at 10AM for Peishi

Before session

  • Nothing specifically to do but re-familiarize yourself with your own IP. Riana meets with me at 7:30AM.

Zoom session will open at 9:55. During session: one-on-one interviews as below (with other students welcome, but not required, to be in the main room of the Zoom session). BE ON TIME! There is a deduction for late arrival.

  1. 10:00AM — Peishi
  2. 10:13AM — Brian
  3. 10:26AM — Jessica
  4. 10:39AM — Damon
  5. 10:52AM — Alexandra
  6. 11:05AM — Michael
  7. 11:18AM — Emily
  8. 11:31AM — Sarah
  9. 11:44AM — Karen Abigail

After session

  • Everyone (except one early interview tomorrow, Thursday) is finished! Congratulations!

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Session 23 Thursday July 2 — Last day (optional) | *this is neither soft or hard start ... I'll join at 10:10 or soon after that and I think we will just begin then but we might chat some first

Before session

  • Nothing to do except Qian meets with me at 7:30AM.

During session (can change last minute)

  1. This is an informal class where we play with the films some. We will write mini-reviews, nominate films and characters to various categories for "Academy Awards" such as "character least likely to thrive on the Berkeley campus" or "character you would most like to spend time with" and so on. :)

After session

  • I will miss you.

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