Symposium: “Taiwan Cinema: Yesterday and Today” & Book Release: “An Annotated Bibliography for Taiwan Film Studies”

April 21-22, 2016

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Sponsored by Columbia University Libraries, Columbia University Press, Weather Head East Asian Institute, and Ministry of Culture, Taiwan.

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The film screenings, lectures, receptions and panel discussions open to public.

REGISTRATION

April 21 (Thursday), 2016

Location: 203 Butler Library, Columbia University

10:00-12:00 a.m.


Film Screening

Banana Paradise / 香蕉天堂 (Wang Tong, 1989)

Introduction, Q & A by Prof. Guo-Juin Hong, Duke University

1:00-1:45 p.m.


Panel Discussion on the book: An Annotated Bibliography for Taiwan Film Studies

Authors: Jim Cheng, James Wicks, and Sachie Noguchi
Scholars: Prof. Ying Qian, Robert Chen, and Guo-Juin Hong
Moderator: Jennifer Crewe, Associate Provost and Director of Columbia University Press

(Panel Members' Biographies)

1:45-2:30 p.m.

Lecture by the guest speaker

What Does the Taiwan New Cinema Movement Mean 30 Years Ago? / Prof. Robert Chen, National Chengchi University, Taiwan

2:30-3:15 p.m.


Lecture by the guest speaker

Dire Straits: Representation of 1949 and Wang Tong’s Cinema / Prof. Guo-Juin Hong, Duke University

3:15-4:00 p.m.

Lecture by the guest speaker

Recent Taiwan Films: Currencies & Circulations / Prof. James Wicks, Point Loma Nazarene University

Location: Taiwan Cultural Center of TECO New York (1 E. 42nd St., New York, NY, 10017)

5:30 pm- 6:00 pm

 

Reception for the Book Release

Remarks by
Ambassador Lily L. W. Hsu 徐儷文, TECO (5 min.)
Maria de los Angeless Crummett, Executive Director of Fulbright Scholar Program (5 min.)
Jennifer Crewe, Associate Provost and Director of Columbia University Press (5 min.)
Ann Thornton, Vice Provost and University Librarian, Columbia University (5 min.)
Jane Gaines, Professor and Director of the M.A. in Film and Media Studies, Columbia University (5 min.)
Robert Chen, Professor, Department of Radio & Television, Vice Dean of the College of Communication, National Chengchi University (5 min.)
Jim Cheng, Author and Director of the C.V. Starr East Asian Library, Columbia University (5 min.)

6:00 pm-7:00 pm
Reception

7:00 pm-9:00 pm

Film Screening

Buddha, Bless America / 太平天國 (Wu Nien-Jen, 1996) 

Introduction, Q & A by Prof. James Wicks, Point Loma Nazarene University

April 22 (Friday), 2016

Location: 203 Butler Library, Columbia University 

10:10 a.m.-noon

Film Screening

Maverick / 菜鳥 (2015)

Introduction, Q & A by Prof. Robert Chen, National Chengchi University

Location: Taiwan Cultural Center of TECO New York (1 E. 42nd St., New York, NY, 10017)

7:00-9:00 p.m

Film Screening

10 + 10 (Hou Hsiao-hsien and others, 2011)

Introduction, Q & A by Prof. Robert Chen, Guo-Juin Hong, and James Wicks