Makino Collection Symposium
9:00am - 5:45pm
403 Kent Hall
(on the Columbia University campus at the corner of Amsterdam and 116th Streets, NYC)
To see a PDF with photographs from the symposium, click here.
This daylong symposium on the Makino Collection examined research in the field of Japanese film studies emerging from the rich holdings of the Collection. Renowned scholars in Japanese film studies discussed their research and use of the Makino Collection, as well as potential future research opportunities it affords. Scholars in Chinese and Korean film studies and from the Film Division in the School of the Arts also discussed the cross-regional opportunities for research using the Makino Collection.
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9:00am-9:30am: Welcome and Opening Remarks
Paul Anderer, Mack Professor of Humanities, Department of East Asian Languages and Cultures, Columbia University
Jim Neal, Vice President for Information Services and University Librarian, Columbia University
Robert Hymes, Horace Walpole Carpentier Professor of Chinese History, Chair of the Department of East Asian Languages and Cultures, Columbia University
Jim Cheng, Director, C.V. Starr East Asian Library, Columbia University
9:30am-9:50am: "The Makino Collection at Columbia: an Archive in Process"
Beth Katzoff, Archival/Public Services Librarian, The Makino Collection on the History of East Asian Film, C.V. Starr East Asian Library, Columbia University
10:00am-12:00pm: "The Makino Collection, Film Archives, and East Asian Cinema"
Weihong Bao, Assistant Professor, Department of East Asian Languages and Culture, Columbia University
"Pudovkin’s Fellow Travelers: The Introduction of Montage to China"
Theodore Hughes, The Korea Foundation Association Professor of Korean Studies in the Humanities, the Department of East Asian Languages and Culture, Columbia University
"Archive Phobia: Korean Cinema and its Colonial Pasts"
Reiko Ikegawa, Adjunct Lecturer, Jissen Women’s University & Otsuma Women’s University
"Japanese Female Director Sakane Tazuko, the Manchurian Film Association, and Archival Materials for Japanese Colonial Films"
Discussant: Jane Marie Gaines, Professor, School of the Arts – Film Division, Columbia University
1:30pm-3:30pm: "The Makino Collection and Early Japanese Cinema"
Joanne Bernardi, Associate Professor, Modern Languages and Cultures Department, University of Rochester
"Destination Japan: The Personal Collection as Alternative Archive"
Aaron Gerow, Associate Professor, Film Studies Program/East Asian Languages and Literatures, Yale University
"Makino Mamoru and Film Theory: The Case of Nakagawa Shigeaki"
Atsuko Oya, Staff Member, Film and Information Section, The Museum of Kyoto
"Onoe Matsunosuke and Materials Related to the Film, Chushingura (The Royal Forty-seven Ronin) in the Makino Mamoru Collection"
Discussant: Paul Anderer
3:30pm Coffee break
3:45pm-5:30pm: "The Makino Collection and Documentary Film"
Abé Mark Nornes, Chair of the Department of Screen Arts & Culture and Professor in Asian Languages and Cultures, University of Michigan
"Paul Rotha/Pōru Rūta and the Politics of Translation"
Mika Tomita, Associate Professor, College of Image Arts and Sciences, Ritsumeikan University
"Aspects of Small-Gauge Film Culture in Prewar Japan"
Discussant: Hikari Hori, Assistant Professor, Japanese Film and Visual Culture, Department of East Asian Languages and Cultures, Columbia University
5:30pm-5:45pm: Concluding Remarks
6:00pm-7:30pm: Reception (C.V. Starr East Asian Library Reading Room)
The symposium was open to the public.
The symposium was sponsored by The Weatherhead East Asian Institute, the J.C.C. Fund of the Japanese Chamber of Commerce and Industry of New York, the Department of East Asian Languages and Cultures, the C.V. Starr Foundation, C.V. Starr East Asian Library, the Donald Keene Center of Japanese Culture, and the School of the Arts–Film Division.
An exhibition of selections from the Makino Collection was held in the C.V. Starr East Asian Library reading room.
Makino Collection Website: /content/libraryweb/indiv/eastasian/special_collections/makino_mamoru.html
Makino Collection Blog: https://blogs.cul.columbia.edu/makino/