Four incredible films, two evenings, one exquisite museum and a rare look at today’s uncensored Chinese filmmakers. A mixture of urban romance, black chickens, magic poetry and life in the big city of Shanghai, these four films tackle a wide spectrum of social experiences and issues, all meted through the old eyes of young directors. Guided museum tour 5 pm, light reception 6 pm and guest speakers 10 pm.
Stanley Rosen (Oct 11, 10 pm)
“Hollywood’s Globalization strategy and Its Iinfluence on the Film Industries in mainland China and Hong Kong.”
Stanley Rosen, author and editor of six books and numerous articles, is a professor of political science at the University of Southern California specializing in Chinese politics and society. Among his many projects is a study of Hollywood Films in China as part of the larger question of the globalization of Chinese culture. This seeks to examine the relationship between American studios, their Chinese counterparts, and the Chinese government. Several articles from this project have been published in Chinese books and journals, as well as in English. In addition to his academic activities at USC, Professor Rosen has escorted ten delegations to China for the National Committee on US-China Relations and consulted for the World Bank, the Ford Foundation, the United States Information Agency, the Los Angeles County Public Defender’s Office and a number of private corporations and law firms.
Qingyun Wu (Oct 18, 10 pm)
“Major Differences Between the Films of the Fifth Generation and Sixth Generation in China”.
Qingyun Wu is Director of the Chinese Studies Center and professor of Chinese and Chinese Film at California State University, Los Angeles. Dr. Wu is the author of Female Rule in Chinese and English Literary Utopias and has organized and particpated in many film panels such as Zhang Yimou’s Films and Literary Texts, Screen vs. Text: Filmic Transformations and Raise the Red Lantern: Women’s Relationships in Chinese Concubine System.
Sun Shaoyi (Oct 18, 10 pm)
“The Quiet Revolution: Young Chinese Filmmakers and the Transformation of an Ailing Film Industry”
Dr. Sun is Developer of “Asian Film Connections” project at the Annenberg Center for Communication at the University of Southern California. He also teaches Chinese literature, film, and culture in the Department of East Asian Languages and Cultures at the same university. Since 2002, Dr. Sun has been appointed as Visiting Professor of Shanghai University’s School of Film and TV Arts and Technology, teaching film courses there and coordinating film-related events for the university. Sun Shaoyi is working on a book about the new generation of Chinese filmmakers including Shi Runjiu. He currently lectures at USC and studied under Stanley Rosen.
Pacific Asia Museum
46 North Los Robles Avenue, Pasadena,
Reservations: (626)449-2742, ext. 40
Sponsored by the NEA with community support from Asian Professional Exchange (APEX), Click2Asia, Organization of Chinese Americans (OCA-GLA), Project by Project Southern California and Young Generation Asian Professionals (YGAP)
October 11, 2003 – 6:30 pm
Hollywood Hong Kong
directed by Fruit Chan
The arrival of a sensual beauty from mainland China sparks a surge of excitement in an impoverished neighbourhood.
directed by Meng Jing-Hui
A delirious and caustic fable of ambition, success, and its consequences.
Guest speaker: Stanley Rosen
October 18, 2003 – 6:30 pm
directed by Zhang Yi-Bai
The urban gleam of contemporary Beijing is the setting for this soulful romantic drama of love gone cold.
A Beautiful New World
directed by Shi Runjiu
A naive peasant wins a luxury apartment in Shanghai through a lottery and his adventures in claiming the prize.
Guest speakers: Sun Shaoyi and Qingyun Wu
All films in Mandarin & Cantonese with English subtitles.
Discounts to members of our community supporters: APEX, Click2Asia, Partnering for Change, YGAP.org