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Review of Seminars/Workshop Series Offered by CSGC

From 1999 - 2004

Mar 30, 1999
Panel on Hong Kong Cinema with Leslie Cheung & Brigitte Lin
Leslie Cheung, Brigitte Lin, Prof. Ackbar Abbas

June 3 – 14, 2002
Summer Institute: Public Criticism and Visual Culture
Organizers: CSGC, The University of Hong Kong, The Centre for Transcultural Studies, Chicago & The Hong Kong Institute of Cultural Criticism (HKICC)
Prof. Gayatri Spivak, Professor Leo Lee, Prof. Wu Hung, Prof. Liao Pinghui, Prof. Stephen Chan, Prof. Meaghan Morris, Prof. Ackbar Abbas, Prof. Benjamin Lee, Dr. Esther Cheung

Dec 1, 2003
HK Culture Workshop Series 2003-04: Ann Hui and Memory in Her Films
Ann Hui

New Chinese Film Festival: The Independent Cinema of “Sixth Generation” Directors

Feb 6, 2004
What is the Sixth Generation Chinese Cinema?
Bono Lee & Long Tin (Hong Kong Film Critics Society)

Feb 18, 2004
The Sixth and the Post-Sixth Generation Chinese Independent Cinema: Underground or above the Ground
Shu Kei (HKAPA) & Ou Ning (Guangzhou Yuanyinghui)

Feb 20, 2004
The Sixth Generation Cinema as/and the Chinese City
Wong Ain-Ling (Hong Kong Film Archive) & Linda Lai Chiu-han (City University of Hong Kong)

Feb 27, 2004
On Crazy English
Professor Ackbar Abbas

Mar 25, 2004
HK Culture Workshop Series 2003-04: Stanley Kwan and the City in His Films
Stanley Kwan

Mar 25, 2004
HK Culture Workshop Series 2003-04: Stanley Kwan and the City in His Films
Stanley Kwan

Nov 10, 2004
The Global Sublime: Dialogues on 2046 / 2046
Prof. Jeremy Tambling, Dr. Esther Cheung, Mathias Woo (Zuni Icosahedron) & Jason Lau

Nov 15, 2004
The Xin Lu Project: Autobiography, Nomadism, and Experimental Media
Dr. Ma Ming-yuen S (Pitzer College in Claremont, US)

Dec 3, 2004
HK Culture Workshop Series 2003-04: Meeting Hong Kong Filmmaker Vincent Chui
Vincent Chui

From 2005 - 2007

Feb 1, 2005
Hong Kong Diasporic Cinema
Evans Chan Yiu-shing (陳耀成導演)

Oct 3, 2006
Looking for Global Suburbias
Prof. Gary McDonogh (Bryn Mawr College)

Oct 17, 2006
‘Young Rebels’ in Contemporary Chinese Cinema
Zhou Xuelin (University of Auckland)

Oct 19, 2006
Engendering Democracy in China: Chinese Feminist Activism Today
Prof. Wang Zheng (University of Michigan)

Dec 6, 2006
On Evans Chan: Screening of Map of Sex and Love and Open Discussion
Evans Chan Yiu-shing (陳耀成導演)

Dec 7, 2006
On Evans Chan: The Chinese Action Image and Postmodernity
Evans Chan Yiu-shing (陳耀成導演)

Mar 22, 2007
Hong Kong Poetry Workshop Series: Hong Kong Poetry since the 1970s
Lau Wai-shing (劉偉成)

Mar 29, 2007
Brokeback: The Asian Side of the Mountain
Prof. Chris Berry (Goldsmiths College)

Apr 2, 2007
A Queer Feeling When I Look at You: Genre and Emotion in Stanley Kwan’s Lan Yu
Prof. Chris Berry (Goldsmiths College)

Apr 4, 2007
Theorizing “Queer Asian Cinema”
Prof. Chris Berry (Goldsmiths College)

May 15, 2007
Postcolonial Nostalgias
Prof. Dennis Walder {Open University (UK))

From 2008 - 2009

Globalization and Cultures Speaker Series 2008-09
(co-organized with the School of Humanities, HKU)

Oct 28, 2008
China in Theory: The Orientalist Production of Knowledge in the Global Economy
Dr. Dan Vukovich (HKU)

Nov 11, 2008
Democratic Modernism: Rethinking the Politics of Early 20th Century Fiction in China and Europe
Dr. Sebastian Veg (CEFC)

Nov 27, 2008
Global Modernity
Prof. Arif Dirlik (CUHK)

Jan 20, 2009
The Dalai Lama, War, and Social Justice
Dr. Barry Sautman (HKUST)

Feb 26, 2009
Thinking about Identity in a Global Context
Prof. Meaghan Morris (Lingnan U and U of Sydney)

Mar 17, 2009
Comparative Literature in the Context of Globalization
Prof. Stephen Chu (HKBU)

Dec 6, 2008
Transnational East Asian Cinema since 1997 – Teleconference
(Organizers: Department of Comparative Literature, CSGC, Department of Film Studies at the University of Southampton and Goldsmiths University of London.)
Prof. Tim Bergfelder, Dr. Esther Cheung, Dr. Gina Marchetti, Prof. Chris Berry, Dr. Julian Stringer, Dr. Mark Morris, Dr. Isolde Standish, Dr. Rayna Denison

Feb 27 and Mar 9, 2009
American Film Institute Project 20/20 Film Festival
Screening of Two Films about Africa, Visit by Filmmakers and AFI Programmer, and Panel Discussion at HKU.
Anthony Fabian (filmmaker), Siatta Scott Johnson (filmmaker), Stacey Marbrey (AFI), Drs Adams Bodomo, Esther Yau and Staci Ford (HKU)

Mar 13 and 20, 2009
Transnational East Asian Cinema since 1997 – Teleconference
(Organizers: Department of Comparative Literature, CSGC, Department of Film Studies at the University of Southampton and Goldsmiths University of London.)
Postgraduate students from HKU, University of Southampton, Goldsmith College and University of Bristol

Apr 15, 2009
The Crisis of the Humanities and the Redefinition of Hispanism
Prof. Eduardo Subirats (NYU)

China and Global Modernity Series
(co-sponsored with the Centre for East Asian Studies, Chinese University of Hong Kong, and the School of English and China-West Studies Research Theme Initiative, Faculty of Arts, HKU)

Apr 15, 2009
Institutionalising Confucius: One More Try to Modernise and Globalise Kong Qiu
Prof. Kam Louie (HKU)

May 13, 2009
Decolonizing Global Modernity: Urban Cultural Movement in Hong Kong
Dr. Mirana Szeto (HKU)

June 3, 2009
Chinese Cinemas and Global Modernity
Drs. Esther M.K. Cheung, Gina Marchetti and Esther Yau (HKU)

A review of seminars/workshop series offered by CSGC 2009 - 2010

Oct 6, 2009
Nationalism, Homosociality, and Commercialization: Reading Masculinities in Chinese Television

Dr. Song Geng (HKU)

Oct 7, 2009
Class visit by Ann Hui: Negotiating the Art/Industry Divide in Hong Kong Cinema

Ann Hui (filmmaker) and Dr. Gina Marchetti (HKU)

Oct 8, 2009
Thinking and Seeing through Films: Dialogue with Film-makers Ann Hui and Peter Ho-sun Chan

Ann Hui (filmmaker), Peter Ho-sun Chan (filmmaker), and Dr. Esther Cheung (HKU)

Oct 15, 2009
Hong Kong Asian Film Festival @HKU: Meeting Tian Zhuangzhuang and Park Chan-wook
(co-organized with the Hong Kong Asian Film Festival Society)

Tian Zhuangzhuang (filmmaker), Park Chan-wook (filmmaker), and Dr. Esther Cheung (HKU)

Oct 27, 2009
Jacques Derrida on Pain of Death

Prof. Thomas Dutoit (University of Lille 3, France)

Nov 10, 2009
Static: Ghost-Writing and Globalization

Prof. Gray Kochhar-Lindgren (Fullbright Scholar and Visiting Faculty, HKU)

Nov 25, 2009
Asian/American Women, the Documentary Form, and the Public Sphere: Gender, Identity, and the Body Politic

Dr. Gina Marchetti (HKU), Dr. Esther Yau (HKU), and Staci Ford (CU)

Jan 12, 2010
The Japanese Connection: Globalizing Hong Kong Cinema in the 1950s and 60s

Prof. David Desser (University of Illinois)

Feb 1, 2010
Chinese Literature and Faith Traditions

Dr. Qi Hongwei (Nanjing Normal University)

Feb 2, 2010
Euro-American Literature and Faith Traditions

Dr. Qi Hongwei (Nanjing Normal University)

March 30, 2010
Two lectures:
-Feeling Maladies, Imagining Ailments: Cinematic Illnesses in Hong Kong Cinema
-Un-masking Shanghai: History, Memory and Melancholy in Wang Anyi’s Moonstruck
Dr. Fiona Law (HKU) and Dr. Winnie Yee (HKU)

May 31, 2010
What is a Dispositif? Deleuze and Cinema

(co-organized with Department of Philosophy)
Prof. John Rajchman (Columbia University)

June 11- Aug 13, 2010
Seeing with Youthful Eyes: Multimedia Creative Exhibition 2010

(co-organized with Summer Institute in the Art & Humanities---- Faculty of Arts, HKU)
The exhibition features students’ creative works published in the Department’s bilingual bog “Writing the City” since 2008 and also from the following courses 2009-2010:

  • CLIT2028 The City as a Cultural Text (Instructor: Dr. Esther Cheung);
  • CLIT2065 Hong Kong Culture: Representations of Identity in Literature and Film (Instructor: Dr. Fiona Law);
  • CLIT2066 Postmodernism (Instructor: Prof. Gray Kochhar-Lindgren); and
  • CLIT2085 Hong Kong: Community and Cultural Policy in the Global Context (Instructor: Dr. Mirana Szeto)

A review of seminars/workshop series offered by CSGC 2010 - 2011

Sep 22, 2010
Public Forum All About Love with Filmmaker Ann Hui

Ann Hui (film director), Sandra Ng (actor), Elsa Yang Yee-shan (scriptwriter), and Dr. Esther Cheung (moderator, HKU)

Oct 6, 2010
Tram and Hong Kong Literature

Stuart Lau (poet)

Oct 12, 2010
Reflections on Experimental Men’s Study Groups

Dr. Yun-chung Chen (HKUST)

Oct 15, 2010
Book launch of In Pursuit of Independent Visions in Hong Kong Cinema and discussion

Guest of honour: Stanley Kwan (film director), Law Kar (film scholar), Machi Ma (film director), Vincent Chui (film director), and Dr. Esther Cheung (author and editor)

Oct 22, 2010
HKIndieFF Preview of Cure and Sharing Session

Mr. Bill Yip (film director), Dr. Esther Cheung (HKU), Dr. Arnika Furmann (HKU), and Dr. Eileen Chan (HKU)

Oct 26, 2010
Male Sex Workers in Taiwan and Thailand

Chen Xue (writer)

Nov 3, 2010
Screening of Vincent Chui’s Three Narrow Gates and
Book Talk: In Pursuit of Independent Visions in Hong Kong Cinema

Dr. Esther Cheung (author and editor), Vincent Chui (film director), Fung Ka Ming (film critic), and Shu Kei (film scholar)

Nov 9, 2010
Screening of “Chubby Can Kill” (肥仔成龍), followed by a sharing session with the filmmakers

Kevin Ung (filmmaker) and Mona Chu (producer)

Nov 16, 2010
HKIndieFF Special Screening of Zhu Wen’s Thomas Mao and Sharing Session

Zhu Wen (film director), Dr. Gina Marchetti (HKU), and Dr. Fiona Law (moderator)

Nov 19, 2010
Deimperialization and the Oceanic Turn in English Studies

Dr. John Eperjesi (Seoul national University)

Dec 9-22, 2010
Urban Representations in Hong Kong: Local and Comparative Perspectives

(co-organized with Centre for Cultural Studies, School of Humanities and Social Science, HKUST; Northwestern University; Institute of Comparative Culture, Sophia University)
Prof. Carolyn Cartier (University of Technology Sydney), Dr. James Farrer (Sophia University), Prof. Wendy Griswold (Northwestern University), Prof. Sharon Zukin (City University of New York), Dr. Chen Yun Chung (HKUST), Dr. Esther Cheung (HKU), Dr. Travis Kong (HKU), Dr. Agnes Ku (HKUST), Dr. Law Wing Sang (LU), Prof. Eric Ma (CUHK), Prof. Gordon Mathews (CUHK), Dr. Mirana Szeto (HKU), Dr. Tang Wing Shing (BU), et al.

Jan 18, 2011
Liberal Fictions: The Political Rhetoric of Carol Schmit
Dr. Cissie Fu (Leiden University)

Jan 31, 2011
Book Launch of Hong Kong Screenscapes: From the New Wave to the Digital Frontier

Dr. Esther Cheung, Dr. Gina Marchetti, and Dr. Tan See-kam (authors and editors)

March 10, 2011
Meeting-the-Writer: Deborah Baker

Deborah Baker (biographer and essayist)

March 15, 2011
World Cinema: A Dog’s Eye View

Prof. James Steintrager (English and Comparative Literature, University of California, Irvine)

March 21-25, 2011
Amidst Interpretation: Multimedia Creative Exhibition 2011

Featuring students’ creative works from Comparative Literature courses 2010-2011, including:

  • CLIT1009 Questioning Difference: Gender, Postcolonialism and Culture (Instructor: Dr. Esther Yau);
  • CLIT2028 The City as Cultural text (Instructor: Dr. Esther Cheung); and
  • CLIT2069 The Making of Modern Masculinities (Instructor: Dr. Mirana Szeto)

April 6 & 7, 2011
April 6: Film Screening of City of Glass
April 7: Public Forum- Echoes of Memory: Days of Apprenticeship

Mabel Cheung (filmmaker), Alex Law (filmmaker), Dr. Esther Cheung (HKU), and Gina Marchetti (HKU)

April 12, 2011
My Dream: “New China” in Performance

Prof. Yan Haiping (Theatre Arts, Comparative Literature, and East Asian Studies in Cornell University)

April 15, 2011
The “Chinese threat” in the Russian Far East: obstacle to Sino-Russian hegemonic succession?

Dr. John L. Glick (Sociology, Hanyang University, South Korea)

April 19, 2011
The Production of Spectacle/The Spectacle of Production

Dr. Sylvia J. Martin (Babson College)

A review of seminars/workshop series offered by CSGC 2011-2012

Sep 30, 2011
Meeting Filmmaker Peter Chan and Wu Xia Film Screening (武俠改變武俠?—與陳可辛導演談武俠)

Screening of Wu Xia (武俠), followed by public forum
Speakers: Peter Ho-sun Chan (filmmaker), Dr. Ma Ka Fai (Chinese Civilization Centre, City University of Hong Kong); Moderator: Dr. Esther Cheung (HKU)

Oct 26, 2011
Meeting the Filmmaker Mr. Herman Yau (邱禮濤): Globalization and the Rising China Film Market and Industry: Impact on Hong Kong Film

Mr. Herman Yau (filmmaker), Dr. Mirana May Szeto (HKU)

Oct 27, 2011
The Re-emergence of Cultural of Revolution Imagery in Post-2003 Hong Kong

Dr. Natalie Siu-Lam Wong (HKU)

Oct 31, 2011
“The Future of the Humanities and China: From Critical to Poor Theory”—Public Routable Forum with International Scholars

(co-organized with the University of California Humanities Research Institute. Supported by The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation; The Center for the Study of Globalization and Cultures; the French Centre for Research on Contemporary China; The Hong Kong Academy of the Humanities; School of Humanities of the University of Hong Kong; and The Strategic Research Theme (SRT) in China-West Studies, of HKU Strategies Research Area in China Studies)
Chair: Prof. David Goldberg (Director, University of California Humanities Research Institute); Speakers: Prof. Ackbar Abbas (University of California, Irvine), Prof. Pheng Cheah (University of California, Berkeley), Prof. Kuan-hsing Chen (National Chiao Tung University, Taiwan), Prof. Gabriele Schwab( University of California, Irvine), and Prof. Yiman Wang (University of California, Santa Cruz)

Nov 7, 2011
Panel talk: Meeting Mainland Chinese Filmmaker Wang Xiaoshuai (蛻變中的中國: 王小帥與他的電影世界)

Screening of Chongqing Blues《日照重慶》, followed by a dialogue with Wang Xiaoshuai
(co-present by the Hong Kong Asian Film Festival)
Speaker: Wang Xiaoshuai; moderator: Dr. Esther Yau (HKU)

Nov 8, 2011
The Dynamics of Independent Filmmaking in China

(co-organized with Department of History)
Prof. Paul G. Pickowicz (Distinguished Professor of History and Chinese Studies, University of California, San Diego; inaugural holder of the UC San Diego Modern Chinese History Chair)

Nov 11, 2011
Cinematic Landscapes of the Real in a Globalizing China

Prof. Zhang Yingjin (University of California, San Diego)

Nov 14-15, 2011
Poetry and Image: Yu Jian in HKU:

Nov 14: Screening of Jade-Green Station《碧色車站》, followed by Q&A with the director
Nov 15: Screening of Hometown《故鄉》, followed by lecture by Yu Jian, “Poetry and Image—the visual world”(詩與圖像——看見的世界), and panel discussion
Speaker: Yu Jian (poet and documentary filmmaker); Panelists: Prof. P.K. Leung (Lingnan University), Dr. Sebastian Veg (CEFC), and Dr. Winnie Yee (HKU)

Nov 24, 2011
From Refugees to Citizens, From Asian Americans to Hollywood Actors: The Visible, invisible Hmong in Clint Eastwood’s Gran Torino

Prof. Monica Chiu (English and American Studies, University of New Hampshire)

Dec 13, 2011
Women’s Realism in Taiwan

Dr. Petrus Liu (Cornell University)

Feb 28, 2012
The History of Jump Cut, an Independent Film Journal

Prof. Julia Lesage (visiting scholar, HKU)

Mar 16-20, 2012
Asian Cinema Studies Society Conference
A dynamic program of panels, workshop, screenings, and other events on films from across Asia and the Asian diaspora

(co-organized with Asian Cinema Studies Society)
Conference coordinating committee: John A. Lent (Chair, ACSS), Tan See-kam (Macau), Natalie Wong (HKU), Staci Ford (HKU), Mirana Szeto (HKU), Winnie Yee (HKU), Gina Marchetti (HKU)

Mar 20, 2012
Reparations and the Human

(co-organized with School of English)
Prof. David L. Eng (University of Pennsylvania)

Mar 29, 2012
Screening of The Other Half (另一半) and Q&A session

Ying Liang (filmmaker)

April 16, 2012
A Journey with Filmmaker Peter Ho-sun Chan (陳可辛): Reflections on his Filmmaking Career

- Film Screening of Perhaps Love
- Sharing session
(co-organized with Faculty of Arts, and supported by Joint Publishing)
Mr. Peter Ho-sun Chan (filmmaker), Mr. Shum Longtin (film and cultural critic), and Dr. Esther Cheung (moderator, HKU)

Apr 17, 2012
Sex, Zen, and Finance Capitalism

Prof. James A. Steintrager (Department Chair, English Department, University of California, Irvine)

May 8, 2012
Digitally Engaged: Aesthetic of Affect and Chinese Activist Documentary

Prof. Zhang Zhen (Cinema Studies and History, New York University)

May 15, 2012
Not “Chinese Montage” Exactly, but not Deleuze’s Either: Deleuze’s Cinema Books and the Recollection-image in Chinese Martial Arts Movies

Dr. David Martin-Jones (Film Studies, University of St Andrews, Scotland)