Posts Tagged ‘conference’

On the Road: Post WTO New Chinese Cinema

Wednesday, November 9th, 2011

By Tianqi Yu

Originally published on ArtinChina issue 3

Chinese version published on Contemporary Art and Investment, 2011 June issue

Republished with permission of the author

The International ConferenceNew Generation Chinese Cinema: Commodity of exchange” took place at King’s College London on 26th and 27th May 2011. It is regarded as the first international conference that focuses solely on contemporary Chinese cinema in the UK.

The conference focuses on how China’s market forces and new eco-political role on the global stage have impact on Chinese cinema from the year 2000 onwards. It aims to explore a diverse range of films, from commercial Chinese blockbusters to regional films; from popular genre waves to avant-garde art works; from ethnographic documentaries to amateur works that use digital filming techniques, to examine how these films are exchanged as commodities within the global and local film festival circuits and markets.

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Harvard East Asia Society hosts 15th Annual Graduate Student Conference

Monday, October 24th, 2011

The Harvard East Asia Society (HEAS) Graduate Student Conference invites graduate students from around the world, conducting research in all disciplines, to submit abstracts for its 2012 conference, to take place February 24 – February 26. The HEAS Graduate Student Conference is an annual event which provides an interdisciplinary forum for graduate students to exchange ideas and discuss current research on East Asia. The conference allows young scholars to present their research to both their peers and to eminent scholars in East Asian Studies. All panels will be moderated by Harvard University faculty. The conference will also allow participants to meet others in their field conducting similar research and to forge new professional relationships. Submissions are invited from graduate students in all disciplines. Papers should be related to East or Inner Asia, including East Asian interactions with the wider world. For more information about the conference, including eligibility requirements, please visit www.hcs.harvard.edu/~heas/conference.

Apply by November 18 deadline for consideration.

CALL FOR PAPERS | Conference: NEW GENERATION CHINESE CINEMA

Monday, January 4th, 2010

CALL FOR PAPERS!

International Postgraduate Conference:
NEW GENERATION CHINESE CINEMA
May 26th-27th 2011, London.

Taking market forces and China’s new role as a global leader in economics and culture as the two key aspects of the period from 2000, the New Chinese Cinema conference seeks to draw together the disparate threads of Chinese film practice from the last ten years. Commodification has redrawn the coordinates of Chinese film: from commercial Chinese blockbusters to regional films; from popular genre waves to avant-garde art works; from ethnographic documentaries to amateur works that use digital filming techniques. Out of a changing post-socialist state, unheralded filmmakers have found the opportunity to forge a praxis that expresses the thought of a society under the commodity form. As commodities these films are exchanged within networks that are both local and global in nature, at international film festivals, at amateur screenings in China’s cities and villages and via the Internet. Highlighting the uniqueness and the importance of the films coming out of China in the era of neoliberal globalisation, this conference aims to demonstrate the continued importance of film as a key means through which social change is experienced and expressed.
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