Conference Program: “Interconnecting East Asian Cities and Beyond”

After several months’ preparation, the “Interconnecting East Asian Cities and Beyond: Reframing the Early History of Chinese Cinema” symposium is finally taking shape. Hosted by Shanghai Theatre Academy’s Center for Cinematic Arts and the “Imagining the Future” project, it will take place between December 18 and 20, 2015 at STA.

Chinese Poster of the "Interconnecting East Asian Cities and Beyond: Reframing the Early History of Chinese Cinema" Symposium, December 18-20, 2015.

Chinese Poster of the “Interconnecting East Asian Cities and Beyond: Reframing the Early History of Chinese Cinema” Symposium, December 18-20, 2015.

The symposium is open to the public and welcomes all interested people to attend. The small but highly selective gathering is meant for the like-minded people to share their thoughts and ideas. Invited panelists will speak and reflect on the following topics: Early Cinema as Theory and Method, Consumerism, Cosmopolitanism, and Early Cinema, The Eternal Liu Na’ou, On- & Off-Screen Translocal/Transnational Agents, Man’ei as a Transnational Institution, Li Xianglan (Yoshiko Yamaguchi) and the Music that Connects Asia Migration and “Accidental” Translocal/Transnational Practices, and Archaeology of the Cinema.

Here is the formal bilingual program (subject to change) in Chinese and English.

In addition to scholarly exchanges, the symposium will also screen My Nightingale (1943; Russian/Japanese with Chinese subtitles) on the 18th at night, thanks to the generous support of the Taiwan Film Institute.

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