The Creation and Circulation of
Chinese Identities in and through Cinema
A Chinese Film Forum UK symposium
29-30 January 2013
Chinese Arts Centre, Manchester
£25 Standard (including lunch, refreshments and complimentary cinema ticket)
£15 Students/Concessions (including lunch, refreshments and complimentary cinema ticket)
Student and concession discount code: CFFUKSTUCON
(Note: You will be asked to provide proof of status on entry to the symposium - eg: current student card)
Questions of identity and representation have been prominent in film studies, including the proliferation of work produced on Chinese cinemas to date. However, the question of how identities may be circulated, and created, through cinema as a socio-cultural formation and industrial product remains to be explored. For example, what role do genres play in identity formation and circulation? How do distribution networks and marketing practices impact on what kinds of Chinese films are produced and received? Is there a space that exists for multilingualism and cultural diversity within Chinese cinemas, and what implications might it have for how Chinese cinemas are conceptualised?
As part of the symposium will be keynote speaker, Dr. Chris Berry, specialist in Chinese cinemas, and on the evening of the 29 January 2013 a screening of 'Memories Look at Me/Ji yi wangzhe wo' by Song Fang at Cornerhouse, Manchester. For more information, please go to our website: www.cffuk.org
The Chinese Film Forum UK is an AHRC-supported research network founded to support and facilitate the promotion and discussion of films from across the Chinese diaspora. It is a joint venture between the University of Manchester, University of Salford, Manchester Metropolitan University, Confucius Institute, Chinese Arts Centre and Cornerhouse.
This symposium is supported by the Arts and Humanities Research Council, UK.