Conference on "Taiwan Cinema: A New Historiography"
Date: 3 June 2016 – 4 June 2016
Time:11:00am – 7:00pm (June 3, 2016)，11:00am – 5:30pm (June 4, 2016)
Venue: Lecture Theatre 4 & 5, Cheng Yu Tung Building, The Chinese University of Hong Kong
Prof. CHAO Shi-yan (Hong Kong Baptist University)
Prof. HONG Guo-Juin (Duke University, USA)
Prof. LIM Song Hwee (The Chinese University of Hong Kong)
Prof. Mamie MISAWA (Nihon University, Japan)
Ms. ONG Yuin Ting (The Chinese University of Hong Kong)
Dr. Luke ROBINSON (University of Sussex, UK)
Prof. SING Song-yong (Tainan National University of the Arts, Taiwan)
Prof. WANG Chun-chi (National Dong Hwa University, Taiwan)
Dr. WANG Wan-Jui (The Chinese University of Hong Kong)
Prof. Emilie YEH Yueh-yu (Hong Kong Baptist University)
More than thirty years after the Taiwan New Cinema (hereafter TNC) movement put films made by Hou Hsiao-hsien and Edward Yang on the map of world cinema, it is now timely to review the historiography of Taiwan cinema over the course of the twentieth century. Recent documentaries on the TNC movement and the Golden Horse Film Festival attest to this desire to look back and examine the legacies of Taiwan’s film directors and institutions, and the global attention paid to Hou’s Cannes award-winning film, The Assassin (2015), demonstrates the enduring allure of the auteur. At the same time, new scholarship on transnational Chinese cinemas has provided fresh perspectives for rewriting Taiwan film history, from linguistic complexity to the impact of digital media. This conference brings together scholars based in the United States, United Kingdom, Japan, Taiwan and Hong Kong to explore various forms of historiographical writing on Taiwan cinema, from the colonial period under Japanese occupation to the present day. It will explore issues that impinge upon the imagination, production and consumption of Taiwan cinema and how they interact with critical discourses, governmental policies and changing socio-political conditions to produce new and different modes of historiography.