Sunday, September 28, 2014

Hong Kong Student Protest Banners: "Strike or Nothing"

While in Hong Kong during the week of Sept. 15-21, 2014 I had a chance to visit both the Chinese University of Hong Kong and Hong Kong University of Science and Technology--below are some pictures I took previous to the 9/22 student protests.

For more information on the protests in Hong Kong, see this link (via and this link (via; an historical contextualization can be found at this link (via

 Student protest banners on the CUHK campus.

Hong Kong student protest banners at HKUST.

Another protest banner pic I took at HKUST on 9/20.

Friday, September 12, 2014

Cold War Conference: Hong Kong, Sept. 15-16, 2014

It was wonderful presenting, and participating with colleagues, at the "Cold Front: Reflections on the Chinese Cold War Experience and Comparison" Conference presented by The Research Institute for the Humanities at the Chinese University of Hong Kong on September 15-16, 2014. Dr. Adam Cathcart's summary of the event can be read on the Sino-NK website here.

The paper I presented is an exploration of martial arts director King Hu's films in a transnational context. Placing King Hu’s films within the framework of the Cold War reveals that analyses of the director’s films are not entirely exhausted by accounts of important studios such as the Shaw Brothers in Hong Kong or Lian Bang Ying Ye Gong Si (Union Film) in Taiwan, editing stylistics, or social contextualizations in terms of the rise of modernization. My paper is tentatively/currently entitled: "Hot Wars on Screen during the Cold War: King Hu’s Martial Arts Films in a Transnational Context."