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

April 21-22, 2016

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

April 21, 2016

Biographies of Panel Members

Robert Ru-shou Chen is Professor & Associate Dean of the College of Communication, Chair of the College of Communication Undergraduate Degree Program, National Chengchi University, Taiwan. He has published prolifically in English and Chinese.

Jim Cheng is the director of C.V. Starr East Asian Library, Columbia University and President of Council on East Asian Libraries, 2016-2018. Due to his distinctive and innovative contribution in library collections of East Asian films, holding Film Festivals and symposiums on East Asian films, Mr. Cheng was named as one of the 2008 Movers and Shakers by the US Library Journal. In 2009, he won the Fulbright Scholar Senior Research Award from the United States Department of State to support his works of An Annotated Bibliography for Taiwan films Studies, which is published by Columbia University Press with the co-authors James Wicks and Sachie Noguchi in 2016. Hong Kong University Press published his work: An Annotated Bibliography for Chinese Film Studies” in 2004.

Jennifer Crewe is Director of Columbia University Press, where she previously served as Editorial Director, and Publisher for the Humanities. She acquired books in various fields, including literary studies, film, Asian humanities, and a series of translations of major European intellectuals. She has also worked as a college textbook editor at Macmillan and at Charles Scribner’s Sons. She served on the Board of Directors of the Association of American University Presses from 2001-2004, and she currently serves on the Executive Council of the Professional and Scholarly Publishing division of the Association of American Publishers. She served a four-year term (2009-2012) on the Executive Council of the Modern Language Association, and is a regular speaker at the MLA, Society for Cinema and Media Studies, Association for Asian Studies, and AAUP annual conferences, and has given many talks on scholarly publishing at colleges and universities around the country. She has also been an invited speaker on translation and on scholarly publishing in Amsterdam, Seoul, Tokyo, and Taipei. 

Guo-juin Hong is Associate Professor of Asian and Middle Eastern Studies, Duke University. He obtained his Ph.D. from University of California, Berkeley. His reseach interests inlcude film historiography, film theory, sound studies, postcolonial theory and theories of culture and globalization; film and other media of Taiwan, Hong Kong and China. Among his numerous pubications are two books Taiwan Cinema: A Contested Nation on Screen and Taiwan Cinema: A Contested Nation on Screen, both by Palgrave Macmillan.

Sachie Noguchi is the Japanese Studies Librarian at C.V. Starr East Asian Library, Columbia University. She received her B.A from Keio University, M.A. from the University of British Columbia, M.L.S. from McGill, and Ph.D. from the University of Pittsburgh. She served as the chair of the North American Coordinating Council on Japanese Library Resources from 2001to 2003. She has been a frequent contributor of articles to journals, and a presenter of papers at the conferences in her field.

James Wicks (Ph.D., UC, San Diego), an Associate Professor of Literature and Film Studies, grew up in Taiwan and teaches World Cinema and Postcolonial Literature in San Diego, California at a small liberal arts college called Point Loma Nazarene University. He has two books: one of them is: Transnational Representations: The State of Taiwan Film in the 1960s and 1970s (Hong Kong University Press, 2014), and he has published articles in Journal of Taiwan Literary Studies, Journal of Chinese Cinemas, and Modern Chinese Literature and Culture.

Ying Qian received her doctoral degree from the Department of East Asian Languages and Civilizations at Harvard University in 2013. She is interested in a wide range of topics in Chinese literature, cinema and media studies, including documentary cinema in comparative perspectives, experience and memory of China’s revolutions and socialism, and writing, translation and filmmaking in China’s multi-lingual and multi-ethnic border regions and among the Chinese diaspora. She is completing a book manuscript entitled Visionary Realities: Documentary Cinema in China’s Revolutionary Century, which investigates documentary cinema’s capacities to mediate between the visible and the visionary in a society engineering its own radical transformation. She has also begun researching for her second book project, which examines works and lives of writers, translators, and filmmakers working bilingually between Chinese and a non-Han language within China. Besides academic research, she has been a filmmaker, critic and film programmer. She has been programming documentary and Asian cinemas for the last five years. Her film criticism has appeared in Chinese, English and Czech language newspapers and journals, and her own documentary and short films have been exhibited and broadcasted in a number of countries. She joins Columbia after a postdoctoral fellowship at the Australian National.