Film and Television in China Today: Socialism & the Market
Day-long conference of the Southern California China Colloquium, to be held at USC
Saturday, April 26, 2003
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Social Science Building, Room B40
10:00 am -- Morning Session: Television
Chair: Arthur Rosenbaum (History, Claremont McKenna College)
CHRIS BERRY (Film Studies, UC Berkeley), "Documentary on Chinese Television: Public Sphere or Safety Valve?"
SHELDON XIAO-PENG LU (Comparative Literature and Film Studies, UC Davis), "Years of Burning Passions: The Drama of Socialism on Chinese TV"
T. Y. LAU (Department of Communication, Univ. of Washington), "Post-WTO Chinese Media: Rrestructuring and Market Strategies"
Discussant: Richard Baum (Political Science, UCLA)
1:30 pm -- Afternoon Session: Film
Chair: Stanley Rosen (Political Science, USC)
YINGJIN ZHANG (Chinese Literature and Film, Comparative Literature,
and Cultural Studies, UCSD), "New Configurations in the Political Economy of Chinese Filmmaking in Response to Hollywood since 1995"
SHAOYI SUN (East Asian Languages and Cultures, USC), "The Quiet Revolution: 'Generation X' and the Transformation of the Chinese Film Industry"
Discussants: Paul Pickowicz (History, UCSD), and Shu-mei Shih (East Asian Languages, UCLA)
Professor Huang Shixian, a senior film theorist and critic from the Beijing Film Academy, will be visiting USC at that time and will also attend.
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This conference is made possible in part by a grant from the Southern California Consortium on International Studies.
Cost: Free & open to the public
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Sponsor(s): Center for Chinese Studies, USC East Asian Studies Center, and the Southern California Consortium on International Studies