On December 11, 2011, I was invited to attend the “Traversing Cultural and Media Boundaries: Translation and Transmedia” symposium as a discussant. The symposium was co-organized by Japan’s Research Center for Modern and Contemporary Japanese Culture, Graduate School of Letters, Nagoya University and China’s Center for Foreign Literatures, School of Foreign Languages, Shangahai Jiao Tong University. This was an interesting symposium and I was most pleased that I got the opportunity to see some of my old friends in Shanghai, including Zhang Zhen of NYU and Emilie Yueh Yu YEH of Hong Kong Baptist University.
Zhang was here to present her recent research on Shanghai, titled “World Expo, Film History and the New (Old) Shanghai Imaginary”, and YEH, like me, was a discussant. This was the rare occasion for these two smart women scholars of Chinese cinema to sit down together by the same table. So, without their consent, I took the picture. The event went really well.