Presentations on Taiwan Cinema at the Chen Yu Tung East Asian Library

The Chen Yu Tung East Asian Library organizes two events on the discussion of Taiwan Cinema on November 7 and 8, 2017.


The first event is a presentation by Professor Robert Chen from the Department of Radio-TV, National Chengchi University, Taiwan. He will speak about the role Taiwan cinema played throughout the process of modernization and democratization in Taiwan during the past half century, with a particular focus on the period between 1987 and 2017, after the rise of the Taiwan New Cinema movement.

For more information: Taiwan-Cinema-and-the-Specter-of-the-Martial-Law

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prof-robert-chenDr. Ru-Shou Robert Chen is a professor at the Department of Radio-TV, National Chengchi University, Taiwan. His research interests include Taiwan cinema, film theory, everyday life sociology and cultural studies. His recent publications include Cinema Taiwan: Politics, Popularity, and State of the Arts (edited work), and Through a Screen Darkly: One Hundred Years of Reflections on Taiwan Cinema (in Chinese).



The second event involves screenings of five Taiwan short films and discussions by Professor Bart Testa and Professor Robert Chen at the Media Commons Centre (Robarts Library, 3rd floor). Seats are limited so register now!

For more information: Taiwan Short Films Screening

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Films that will be screened include:

  • 母親節  (Mother’s Day) – 張哲魁  (Jack Chang)
  •   (The Door) – 孫悅慈  (Yueh Tzu Sun)
  • 後人類  (Post-Human) – 蘇子琳  (Tzu Lin Su)
  • 孤獨時光  (The Lonely Time) – 柯奕廷  (Yi Ting Ko)
  • 慢吞吞小學  (Snail School) – 鄒維綱  (Wei Kang Chou)
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