Memory and Witness in Chinese Language Cinema at University of Glasgow

MEMORY AND THE WITNESS IN CHINESE LANGUAGE CINEMA
GILMOREHILL CENTRE, UNIVERSITY OF GLASGOW
SATURDAY 28TH JANUARY 2012 (9.30am – 6.15pm)

"Though I Am Gone" (dir. Hu Jie)

With the release of films such as Hu Jie‘s Though I Am Gone (2006), Wang Bing‘s Fengming: A Chinese Memoir (2007) and Jia Zhangke‘s 24 City (2008), there seems to have been a growth of interest in recent years in the relationship between film, memory and the notion of witnessing in Chinese Language Cinema. The aim of this symposium is to explore this trend in relation to work produced in the People’s Republic, Hong Kong, Taiwan and diasporic China through documentary filmmaking, fiction film and video art.

This symposium has been jointly organised by the Department of Theatre, Film and Television at the University of Glasgow and Ricefield Chinese Arts and Cultural Centre as part of Takeaway China, a festival of film and photography from China held annually in Glasgow.

Among the dGenerate titles screening will be Xu Tong‘s Fortune Teller, Hu Jie‘s Though I Am Gone, and Robin Weng Shuoming‘s Fujian Blue.

For more information about the symposium and Takeaway China festival, including abstracts, speakers’ biographies and details of film screenings, please go to www.takeawaychina.com

This symposium is free of charge, but as places are limited all delegates much register by Friday, 20th January. For further information and to reserve a place please contact Dr Philippa Lovatt at p.lovatt.1@research.gla.ac.uk