Conference CFP

February 18, 2011

The Industries of Chinese-Language Cinema: History, Reality, and Methodology

Call for Papers

Shanghai University
Hong Kong Baptist University
Film Art Journal

June 9 – 11, 2011

Approaching an increasingly internationalized Chinese-language cinema from an industry focused perspective, this year’s Shanghai International Film Forum, co-sponsored by Shanghai University’s School of Film-TV, Hong Kong Baptist University’s Center for Media & Communication Research and David C. Lam Institute for East-West Studies, and China’s leading film journal Film Art, will take a closer look at the interplay of film as an art form and film as an industrial practice in the “Greater China” region and the Chinese Diaspora. While acknowledging distinct historical and political threads of the Chinese-language cinema (mainly cinema of mainland China, cinema of Hong Kong, and cinema of Taiwan), this forum also aims to bring concerned scholars together to discuss what are the available methodologies when engaging in the studies of the film industry, and how industry studies can enhance our understanding of the Chinese-language cinema and of cinema studies as a rapidly transforming field of scholarly endeavor.

The forum warmly welcomes contributors from around the world. Accepted papers will be published first in the conference proceedings, then in either academic journals or collection of essays. The working languages of the conference will be Chinese and English.  Simultaneous translation between Chinese and English will be provided.

Date, Location, and Hosts

Date: June 9 – 11, 2011 (Registration: Thursday, June 9, 2011);
Location: International Conference Center, Shanghai University
Hosts: Shanghai Forum for Film Studies
School of Film-TV, Shanghai University
Center for Media & Communication Research,
David C. Lam Institute for East-West Studies,
Hong Kong Baptist University
Film Art Journal

Registration:

Once accepted, NO registration fee is involved. Participants do need find their own sources for international traveling and on-campus accommodation expenses.

Submission Guidelines

1.  Submissions should be made electronically via e-mail. Submissions will be acknowledged within 48 hours. Submissions shall imply that at least one author will register for the conference and be present at the time designated in the conference program.

Submissions must be received by May 8, 2011.  E-Mail submissions to:

Prof. Shaoyi Sun
School of Film & TV, Shanghai University
P.O. Box 308, 149 Yan Chang Road
Shanghai 200072, China
E-Mail: shaoyis@gmail.com

2. Each submission must include a separate title page as outlined below:

•    title of the submission, name (s) of the author (s)
•    two or three keywords that describe the submission
•    mailing address (es) and e-mail address (es)
•    corresponding author if different than lead author

Further Correspondence

Send your inquiries to:

Prof. Shaoyi Sun
School of Film & TV, Shanghai University
P.O.Box 308, 149 Yan Chang Road
Shanghai 200072, China
E-Mail: shaoyis@gmail.com

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