The Wedding Banquet

Cultural exchange and interaction are priceless, if difficult.  What are some of the practices and traditions you observed for the first time in this film?

Why do some situations lead an observer to think cultures are mutually exclusive?  How can one reconcile competing expectations between different environments?

If this movie inspires you to explore culture, psychology, directors, or authors, the library can connect you with other films, novels, and research.  The links below include print and ebooks (but you are invited to skim and read specific chapters) and remember Bobst can scan a small portion of a book, sometimes a chapter.

Transforming patriarchy: Chinese families in the twenty-first century
book jacketSantos, Gonçalo D • 2017, University of Washington Press, 9780295998978

 

 

 

 

Fathers across cultures: the importance, roles, and diverse practices of dads
book jacketRoopnarine, Jaipaul L • 2015; Praeger, 1440832315

 

 

 

 

Fathers in cultural context
Shwalb, David W.; Shwalb, Barbara J.; Lamb, Michael E. • 2012; Psychology Press
9781136719059

The philosophy of Ang Lee, Arp, Robert; University Press of Kentucky; 9780813141701

As normal as possible negotiating sexuality and gender in mainland China and Hong Kong; Yau, Ching • 2010; Hong Kong University Press; 9789882205727

The Joy Luck Club Shanghai Library DVD 50  (No DVD drive?  No problem. Watch the disc in our media lab.)

Queer China, Comrade China  Shanghai Library DVD 14 (or stream online)

The Valley of Amazement
book jacketTan, Amy, author • 2013, Ecco; 9780062107312

Shanghai Library PS3570.A48 V35 2013

 

 

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