“Taiwan Cinema: Yesterday and Today”
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Thursday, April 21:
10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. | Columbia University, Butler Library, Room 203
10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. | Film Screening: Banana Paradise / 香蕉天堂 (Wang Tong, 1989)
Introduction, Q & A by Guo-Juin Hong, Duke University
1:00 p.m | What Does the Taiwan New Cinema Movement Mean 30 Years Ago?
Robert Chen, National Chengchi University, Taiwan
1:45 p.m. | Dire Straits: Representation of 1949 and Wang Tong’s Cinema
Guo-Juin Hong, Duke University
3:15 p.m.| Recent Taiwan Films: Currencies & Circulations
James Wicks, Point Loma Nazarene University
5:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. | Taipei Cultural Center of TECO-New York, 1 E. 42nd St.
5:30 p.m. | Reception for the Book Release
Susan Yu, Director of Taipei Cultural Center of TECO,
Maria de los Angeless Crummett, executive director of Fulbright Scholar Program
Jennifer Crewe, Associate Provost and Director of Columbia University Press
Ann Thornton, Vice Provost and University Librarian, Columbia University
Jane Gaines, Professor and Director of the M.A. in Film and Media Studies, Columbia University
Jim Cheng, Author and Director of the C.V. Starr East Asian Library, Columbia University
7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. | Film Screening: Buddha, Bless America / 太平天國 (Wu Nianzhen, 1996)
Introduction, Q & A by James Wicks, Point Loma Nazarene University
Friday, April 22:
10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. | Columbia University, Butler Library, Room 203
Film Screening | Maverick / 菜鳥 (Chen Wen-tang, 2015)
Introduction, Q & A by Robert Chen, National Chengchi University
7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. | Taipei Cultural Center of TECO-New York, 1 E.42nd St.
Film Screening | 10 + 10 (Hou Hsiao-hsien and others, 2011)
Introduction, Q & A by Robert Chen, Guo-Juin Hong, and James Wick
Co-sponsored by Columbia University Libraries, Columbia University Press, and the Ministry of Culture, Taiwan