The Second International Conference on the Film Histories of Taiwan and Asia Cinemas: A Comparison of Korean and Taiwan Cinemas under Japanese Colonial Rule is set to be held on October 1 & 2, 2016. 

Venue:Arts and Activities Complex Building (Room K101), Taipei National University of the Arts

We are honored to invite reknowned Japanese film historian and President of Japan Institute of Moving Image, Prof. Tadao Sato, to give a keynote speech entitled "The Colonial Korean Talkie Production and Cooperation System". Four important scholars and experts on Japanese and Korean film histories are also invited to give speeches in this year's conference:

(1) Prof. Aaron of Yale University will talk about "Colonial Era Korean Cinema and the Problem of Internalization".

(2) Prof. Yomota Inuhiko of Tokyo University will talk about "Representation of Children in Korean Cinema in the period of Imperial Assimilation under Japanese Colonization".

(3) Dr. Chung Chonghwa of Korean Film Institute in the Korean Film Archive and the Institute for Research in Humanities of Kyoto University will talk about "The Colonial Korean Talkie Production and Cooperation System".

(4) Dr. Yi Young-Jae of  Center for Cross Culture Studies of Sung Kyun Kwan University will talk about "Dual Language, Dubbed Cinema: A Colonial Enlightenment Subject in Homeless Angels (Ch’oe In-gyu, 1941)".

After a blind review by a selection committee, eight papers have been selected to be presented in this year's conference. They were written by scholars, students from Harvard Univ., Univ. of Michigan,  Université Lumière Lyon 2, Hong Kong Chinese Univ., Univ. of Hong Kong, Taipei National Univ. of the Arts, Tainan Univ., and Tsing Hua University. 

Please register here to participate in the conference.

Contact email: dmlee@techart.tnua.edu.tw

Contact Phone: (02)28961000#3902 or 3901

Address: Department of Filmmaking, Taipei National University of the Arts, No. 1, Hsuehyuan Road, Beitou, Taipei City, 112 Taiwan

Tentative Schedule:

October 1, 2016 (SAT.)

08:30-09:00

Registration Time

09:00-09:10

Opening Ceremony

09:10-10:10

Keynote Speech

Host: Prof. CHANG Chang-Yan (Dept. of Radio-TV-Film, Shih Hsin Univ.)

Korean Films under Japanese Occupation

Speaker: President Tadao SATO (Japan Institute of the Moving Image)

10:10-10:20

Intermission

10:20-11:20

Invite Speech I

Host: Prof. Edmond WONG (Dept. of Theatre, Taipei National University of the Arts) (Tentative)

The Colonial Korean Talkie Production and Cooperation System

Speaker: Chonghwa CHUNG (Korean Film Institute, the Korean Film Archive/Institute for Research in Humanities, Kyoto University)

11:20-11:30

Intermission

11:30-12:50

 

Session I: Colonial Korean Cinema

Host & Discussant: Prof. Aaron GEROW (Yale Univ.) (Tentative)

Imperial Ethos, Colonial Pathos: Affective Realism of Colonial Korean Cinema

Speaker: Keung Yoon "Becky" BAE (PhD Student, East Asian Languages and Civilizations, Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, Harvard University)

“A Dynamic Opportunity for Change”: Colonial Chosŏn Film Policy and its Echoes

Speaker: Irhe SOHN (PhD Candidate, Asian Languages and Cultures, Graduate Certificate, Screen Arts and Cultures, Univ. of Michigan)

12:50-14:00

Lunch Time

14:00-15:00

Invite Speech II

Host: Prof. Wenchi LIN (Dept. of English, National Central University)

Colonial Era Korean Cinema and the Problem of Internalization

Speaker: Prof. Aaron GEROW (Film and Media Studies Program/East Asian Languages and Literatures, Yale Univ.)

15:00-15:10

Intermission

15:10-16:50

Session II: Mapping Colonial Taiwan Cinema

Host & Discussant: Assit. Prof. SHIH Wanshun (Institute of Taiwan Literature, National Tsing Hua Univ.)

A Preliminary Comparative Study on the Development of Cinemas in Colonial Taiwan and Korea

Speaker: Prof. Daw-Ming LEE (Dept. of Filmmaking, Taipei National University of the Arts)

Commercial Theatres in Tainan City during Japanese Colonial Period (1895-1945)

Speaker: Assit. Prof. LEE Fuping (Dept. of Drama Creation and Appreciation, National Tainan University)

The Emergence of Theaters in Tainan City under Japanese Rule and Its Cultural Meanings

Speaker: Vivian P-J LAI (Institute of Taiwan Literature, National Tsing Hua University)

16:50-17:00

Intermission

17:00-19:20

 

Film Screenings

Host: Prof. Daw-Ming LEE (TNUA)

  1. Sweet Dream (aka Lullaby of Death) (YANG Joo-nam, 1936,47 mins.)
  1. Tuition (CHOI In Gyu, 1940,83 mins.)

18:00-20:00

Dinner Time

October 2, 2016 (SUN.)

8:30-9:00

Registration Time

9:00-10:00

Invited Speech III

Host: Prof. CHANG Chang-Yan (Dept. of Radio-TV-Film, Shih Hsin Univ.)

Representation of Children in Korean Cinema in the period of Imperial Assimilation under Japanese Colonization

Speaker: YOMOTA Goki  / Yomota Inuhiko (Religious Studies, Faculty of Letters, Tokyo University)

10:00-10:10

Intermission

10:10 -12:00

 

Session II: Remapping Colonial Taiwan Cinema

Host: Prof. Robert Ru-shou CHEN (Dept. of Radio and Television, National Chengchi University)

Why “Benshi” can be the “origin” of Taiwan cinema?

Speaker: Dr. SHIH Weichu (Université Lumière Lyon 2)

Reframing East Asia: Transcolonial Consciousness, Diary Film and The Man Who Has a Camera

Speaker: Wan-Jui WANG (Assistant Professor, I-Shou University)

A Re-interpretation of Shimizu Hiroshi's Sayon no kane (Sayon's Bell, 1943)

Speaker: Pei-yin LIN (Assistant Professor, School of Chinese, University of Hong Kong)

12:00-13:30

Lunch Time

13:30-14:30

Invited Speech IV

Host: Prof. Daw-Ming LEE (TNUA)

Dual Language, Dubbed Cinema: A Colonial Enlightenment Subject in Homeless Angels (Ch’oe In-gyu, 1941))

Speaker: Dr. YI Young-Jae(Center for Cross Culture Studies, Sung Kyun Kwan University)

14:30-14:40

Intermission

14:40-17:30

Round Table Discussion

Host: Daw-Ming LEE (TNUA)

Comparing Colonial Cinemas of Chosŏn and Taiwan with Cinema in Japan Between 1900 and 1945

Discussants: Tadao Sato, Yomota Inuhiko, Aaron Gerow, Yi Young-Jae, Chonghwa Chung, Edmond Wong, Robert Chen, Wenchi Lin (Tentative)

17:30-19:30

Film Screenings

Host: Daw-Ming LEE (TNUA)

  1. Man with a Movie Camera (LIU Na-ou, 1933, ?mins.)
  1. Sayon’s Bell (Sayon no kane, SHIMIZU Hiroshi, 1943, 92 mins.)

19:30

Farewell