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."

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