The Department of Radio-Film-Television and the Center for East Asian Studies at the University of Texas at Austin present: Contemporary Chinese-Language Cinema, Nov 9-13, 2011 with Peggy Hsiung-ping Chiao, distinguished Taiwanese scholar and film producer, alumna and recipient of the 2011-12 William Randolph Hearst Fellow Award from the College of Communication, The University of Texas at Austin Public Lecture: Chinese-Language Cinema – The New Image
Nov 11 (Fri) 3:30 p.m.
By Michael Chenkin Guo-Juin Hong is Andrew W. Mellon Associate Professor of Chinese Cultural Studies at Duke University. Hong has published articles on such topics as early Shanghai cinema, new Taiwan cinema, documentary film, and queer visual culture. His essay on colonial modernity in 1930s Shanghai was the winner of the 2009 Katherine Kovacs Essay Award, Honorable Mention, and his dissertation received the 2005 Dissertation of the Year Award, Honorable Mention, both by the
By Isabella Tianzi Cai Jia Zhangke The 47th Taipei Golden Horse Festival conducted a survey to find out the 100 greatest Chinese-language films made between 1922 and 2009. The votes from 122 film professionals have been tallied and are posted on Film Business Asia’s website. Director Jia Zhangke has three films in the top 100. They are Xiao Wu (1997), ranked 35th; Still Life (2006), ranked 44th; and Platform (2000), ranked 73rd. Jia’s film Dong, a companion piece to Still Li
Details and application information after the break. CNEX Chinese Doc Forum (CCDF) is taking place on Oct. 31st and Nov. 1st in Taipei, Taiwan. Now it’s open to submission. If you are interested in making documentaries ABOUT CHINESE (including Taiwan, Hong Kong, Mainland China, Singapore or overseas Chinese), you are welcomed to propose your ideas and shooting plan to CCDF. NO NATIONALITY LIMIT! The Forum is designed as a platform for filmmakers who pay attention to Chinese c
By Isabella Tianzi Cai Yi Yi (dir. Edward Yang) The Taiwanese film magazine Fun Screen called on 68 filmmakers, film scholars, film critics, as well as other related film personnel to vote for the 10 best Taiwanese pictures produced in the years between 2000 and 2009. They were inspired by a similar poll conducted by dGenerate Films earlier this year concerning the 10 best Chinese-language films also made in the past decade. The result of Fun Screen’s poll came close to ours:
In collaboration with Taipei Economic and Cultural Office in New York, the Asia Society presents “Faces of Tsai Ming-Liang,” a film series devoted to one of the most unique auteurs in world cinema, from November 13-21, as part of its CITI Series on Asian Arts and Culture. Malaysian-born and Taiwan-based director Tsai Ming-Liang is deemed the key figure of Taiwanese cinema’s “Second New Wave.” His work is less political and historically freighted than that of forerunners like