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Taiwan's Lost Commercial Cinema: Recovered and Restored - The Symposium

King’s College London, Strand Campus & Council Room (K2.29)
07 (10:00) - 08/10/2017 (21:00)

Professor Chris Berry



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10.00 – 10:15: Registration

10:15 – 10:30: Welcome by Ms. Cheryl Lai, Director, Taipei Representative Office in the UK. 

Session 1:

10:30 – 11:10: Professor Gene-Fon Liao (National Taiwan University of Arts) “A Cinema of Living Fossil.”

11:10 – 11:50: Professor Chris Berry (King’s College London) “Taiwanese-Language Films (Taiyupian): An Alternative Cinema of Poverty?”

11:50 – 12:30: Dr. Ming-Yeh Rawnsley (SOAS) “Politics of Everyday: Taiwanese-language cinema of the 1950s–1960s.”

Lunch break: 12:30 – 13:30

Session 2:

13:30 – 14:10: Ms. Teresa Huang (Taiwan Film Institute), “The Restoration Effort of Taiyu Pian of Taiwan Film Institute.”

14:10 – 14:50: Ms. Evelyn Shih (University of California, Berkeley), “No Longer Bond’s Girl: Female 007 in 1960s Taiyupian.”

Tea & Coffee Break: 14:50—15:10

15:10 – 15:50: Associate Professor Jeremy Taylor (University of Nottingham), “Beyond Nativism: Examining Taiyupian from a Regional Perspective.”

15:50 – 16:30 Associate Professor Wang Chun-Chi (National Dong Hwa University), “Sinophone Stardom: The Hong Kong Experience of Taiyu Pian’s Female Stars.”

 16:30 – 17:00 Final Reflections & General Discussion


Register for the Symposium:


Saturday Evening Screenings (Nash Lecture Theatre, 2.31 King’s Building)

18:15 Fantasy of the Deer Warrior

20:10 The Lost Kingdom

Sunday Screenings (Nash Lecture Theatre, 2.31 King’s Building)

14:00 The Best Secret Agent

16:10 Early Train from Taipei

19:00 Brother Wang and Brother Liu Tour Taiwan


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