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Call for Papers: Chinese Documentary Panel at Rocky Mountain MLA

The 2012 Rocky Mountain MLA will be held in picturesque Boulder, in the foothills of the Rocky Mountains, October 11-13.

Panel title: Recreating Reality: Contemporary Chinese Documentary Films

In recent years, documentary films have enjoyed unprecedented popularity with filmmakers from Taiwan, the PRC, and Hong Kong, who use their cameras to record and represent reality in their individual societies. This panel focuses on the themes, problematics, and/or techniques of documenting reality on the screen.

Please submit a proposal of no more than 250 words to Sylvia Lin ( by March 1, 2012. Notice of acceptance or rejection will be sent out on or before March 31, 2012.

Chair: Sylvia Li-chun Lin, University of Notre Dame Alternate Chair: Christopher Lupke, Washington State University (


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