Archive for the ‘Academic Resources’ Category

Registration Open for Chinese Cinema Conference, July 9-10, University of Exeter

Tuesday, June 12th, 2012

Imagining Chinese Cinemas in the 21st Century

9th ≠ 10th July 2012 (Monday-Tuesday)
University of Exeter, UK

Funded by a Leverhulme Trust International Network grant, the research project ‘Chinese Cinemas in the 21st Century: Production, Consumption, Imagination’ would like to invite academics and postgraduate students to a launch event and one day conference to be held at the University of Exeter from 9th to 10th July, 2012.

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Imagining Chinese Cinemas in the 21st Century Even at University of Exeter UK

Wednesday, May 23rd, 2012

Imagining Chinese Cinemas in the 21st Century

9-10 July 2012 (Monday-Tuesday)
University of Exeter, UK

Funded by a Leverhulme Trust International Network grant, the research project ‘Chinese Cinemas in the 21st Century: Production, Consumption, Imagination’ would like to invite academics and postgraduate students to a launch event and one day conference to be held at the University of Exeter from 9th to 10th July, 2012.

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Video Essay: Law and Disorder in Ying Liang’s THE OTHER HALF

Monday, May 21st, 2012

By Kevin B. Lee

Chinese director Ying Liang cannot return to his country. On April 28, Ying debuted his film When Night Falls at the Jeonju International Film Festival in South Korea. The film is based on the true story of Yang Jia, who killed six policemen after allegedly suffering police brutality, and whose trial stirred controversy and protest over the fairness and due process of the legal system in China. As reported by David Hudson in the Keyframe Daily, after the film was shown in Jeonju, Ying’s family, in Shanghai, and his wife’s family, in Sichuan, were visited by Chinese authorities, who also tried “to buy the rights to the film.” Ying also learned that he would be arrested if he were to return to mainland China. He currently lives and works in Hong Kong, trying to manage the well-being of his relatives back home (asking them to document every interaction with local authorities), as well the fate of his new film.

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Swarthmore College Seeks Assistant Professor of Chinese

Monday, May 14th, 2012

Swarthmore College is inviting applications to fill a 4/5-time, one-year replacement position as Assistant Professor of Chinese, with possibility of renewal FOR up to TWO MORE years pending on the need, effective Fall 2012.

Qualifications: Ph.D. in some area of Chinese language and cultural studies; experience teaching modern standard Mandarin Chinese at a North American college or university; familiarity with a broad range of instructional materials and media, including computer-aided multi-media resources; native or near-native proficiency in both Chinese and English.

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U Michigan Seeks Chinese Humanities Professor

Friday, May 11th, 2012

The University of Michigan invites applications for a tenure-track position in Chinese Humanities from late imperial to the present.

This is an open-rank search, and the appointment will begin September 1, 2013.
Applicants from a variety of fields in Chinese Humanities will be considered, including literary, film, visual, and cultural studies.

All applicants should possess a high level of proficiency in Chinese. Successful candidates are expected to teach a range of courses in Chinese Humanities, from introductory undergraduate lecture courses through graduate seminars; to supervise doctoral dissertations; and to participate actively in the programs of the department as well as in area studies initiatives within a larger university community that encourages interdisciplinary efforts.

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“World Film Locations: Beijing” Available for Pre-Order

Tuesday, May 8th, 2012

Beijing in focus

A new book from the World Film Locations series entitled World Film Locations: Beijing, edited by John Berra and Liu Yang, is available for pre-order. This exciting new title features “a series of spotlight essays and illustrated scene reviews, a cast of seasoned scholars and fresh new voices explore the vast range of films – encompassing drama, madcap comedy, martial arts escapism, and magical realism – that have been set in Beijing. Unveiling a city of hidden courtyards, looming skyscrapers, and traditional Hutong neighborhoods, these contributors depict a distinctive urban culture that reflects the conflict and tumult of a nation in transition. With considerations of everything from the back streets of Beijing Bicycle to the forbidden palace of The Last Emperor to the tourist park of The World, this volume is a definitive cinematic guide to an ever-changing and endlessly fascinating capital city.”

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Call For Papers for Special Issue of the Journal of Chinese Cinemas: Sound and Music in Chinese Cinemas

Thursday, May 3rd, 2012

CALL FOR PAPERS:
Special Issue of the Journal of Chinese Cinemas: Sound and Music in Chinese Cinemas


Sound has recently emerged as a vibrant field of inquiry in film studies. It provides an important starting point for the development of new analytic frameworks, including models of reception, historiographic perspectives, and theoretical and practical understandings of cinematic technology and representation. In the area of Chinese cinema, research on the intersections of film and music by scholars such as Andrew Jones, Sue Touhy, and Zhang Zhen has already made a firm case for the importance of understanding cinema as an inter-textual, multi-sensory medium, while also demonstrating how historical changes in sound technology have profoundly shaped the cinematic experience. In reviving the field of opera studies, Judith Zeitlin and others have opened up new perspectives on Chinese cinema’s imbrication in traditions of performance and changing idioms of live musical drama; such perspectives move beyond previous studies that have focused primarily on opera’s communication of political and national ideologies. This growing body of research attests to the importance of music in mapping film’s relationship with other cultural forms, and suggests future directions for the study of sound technology’s role in the development of Chinese cinema.

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U of Sydney Seeks Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in Modern Chinese Literature

Wednesday, April 18th, 2012

The University of Sydney, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences Seeks a Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in Modern Chinese Literature

School of Languages and Cultures
Reference No. 1598/0911A

* Join a comprehensive and diverse school
* Work with leading international scholars
* Full-time, continuing: $104.6K-$147.6K p.a. including salary, leave loading and up to 17% super

The University of Sydney is Australia’s first university and has an outstanding global reputation for academic and research excellence. It employs over 7500 permanent staff supporting over 49,000 students.

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Call For Papers: Concentric Literary and Cultural Studies

Thursday, April 12th, 2012

Concentric: Literary and Cultural Studies
Vol. 39 No. 1 | March 2013

Special Issue Call for Papers
“Documenting Asia Pacific”

Guest Editors: Kuei-fen Chiu & Chi-hui Yang
Deadline for Submissions: August 15, 2012

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Third Annual Berkeley-Stanford Graduate Student Conference in Modern Chinese Humanities

Monday, April 9th, 2012

Third Annual Berkeley-Stanford Graduate Student Conference in Modern Chinese Humanities

April 13-14, 2012
IEAS Conference Room
2223 Fulton Street, sixth floor
University of California, Berkeley

Keynote Speaker: Xiaobing Tang

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