Continuing the Conversation: Manchurian Candidate

When the film ends, the discussion begins.

Ready to connect an idea inspired tonight to an assignment this semester?

The books below may be a doorway to interdisciplinary research or a minor to explore. This film draws on many ideas, from borders to brainwashing, from identity to espionage. History, literature, and sovereignty are additional options.

Which part of the film speaks most to you? Or does part of the film connect with another class topic? Let’s start a conversation in the comments.


DVD (if you don’t have a DVD player, there’s a viewing room in the library)
The Manchurian Candidate
9781681431208
DVDSH 1221


Book jacket, Chinese uniformed officer seated with stickEbook
Manchu Princess, Japanese Spy : The Story of Kawashima Yoshiko, the Cross-Dressing Spy Who Commanded Her Own Army
Birnbaum, Phyllis, author • 2015
Columbia University Press
9780231526340


 

Book jacket, back of Buddhist statueEbook
Art and Sovereignty in Global Politics
Howland, Douglas • 2016
Springer
9781349950164

 


 

 

Book jacket, map of ChinaEbook
Entangled histories : the transcultural past of Northeast China
Dan Ben-Canaan • 2014
Springer Science & Business Media
9783319020488


 

Book jacket, dancing scene from musical BrigadoonBook
The eyes have it : cinema and the reality effect
Pomerance, Murray, 1946- • 2013
Rutgers University Press
9780813560601
PN1995.9.R3 P66 2013


 

Book jacket, orange and pink spiralEbook
Brainwashing: the fictions of mind control: a study of novels and films since World War II
Seed, David • 2004
Kent State University Press
9781612774077


 

Book jacket, orchid, teapot, and photo over book pagesEbook
Romancing the East : a literary odyssey from the Heart of darkness to the River Kwai
Hopkins, Jerry, author • 2013
Tuttle Publishing
1462911870


 

 

book jacket, ornamental Chinese gate photo on red backgroundEbook
Remote Homeland, Recovered Borderland: Manchus, Manchoukuo, and Manchuria, 1907-1985.
Shao, Dan.
Honolulu: University of Hawai’i Press, 2011


 

 

Book jacket, unadorned titleEbook
Here in “China” I dwell : reconstructing historical discourses of China for our time
Ge, Zhaoguang, 1950- author • 2017
BRILL
9789004279995


 

book jacket, four men circa 1940s, two in uniformsEbook
War and geopolitics in interwar Manchuria : Zhang Zuolin and the Fengtian clique during the Northern Expedition
Kwong, Chi Man, author • 2017
Studies on Modern East Asian History
9004339124