A Documentary Film Symposium: “History, Trauma and Memory”
Date: 3 February, 2010 (Wednesday)
Time: 5.00 – 8.30pm
Venue: T2, Meng Wah Complex, The University of Hong Kong, Pokfulam, Hong Kong
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This seminar is co-organised by the CEFC, HKU Center for the Study of Globalization and Cultures, HKU School of Humanities, HKU School of Chinese, Chinese History and Culture Programme, HKU Journalism and Media Studies Centre (JMSC) and HKU Department of Comparative Literature
5.00pm IN THE NAME OF THE EMPEROR 「奉天皇之名」
6.30pm YASUKUNI 「靖國神社」(Partial screening of the 123-minute film)
ABOUT THE SYMPOSIUM:
The “Rape of Nanking” took place 73 years ago in 1937 when Japanese soldiers looted the occupied city and raped and massacred civilians. In the streets of Tokyo, young citizens are ignorant about this event and at the Yasukuni shrine, imperial military culture still prevails. Two ground-breaking documentary films steer clear of the nationalist rhetoric and instead, probe into Japanese memories of violence and the culture of the sword. In this mini-symposium, documentary film producer and director join the humanities scholars to discuss post-atrocity memories, Nanking, and the power of documentary film.
– Nancy Tong, Producer & Co-director, IN THE NAME OF THE EMPEROR; Visiting Associate Professor, Journalism and Media Studies Centre
– Li Ying, Executive Producer and Director, YASUKUNI
ATROCITIES AND NANJING IN HISTORICAL PERSPECTIVE:
– Dr. Song Gang, Assistant Professor, School of Chinese
– Dr. Wang Aihe, Associate Professor, School of Chinese
TRAUMA, MEMORY AND DOCUMENTARY:
– Dr. Sebastian Veg, Assistant Professor, Department of Comparative Literature, French Centre for Research on Contemporary China
– Dr. Esther Yau, Associate Professor, Department of Comparative Literature (Moderator)
The symposium will be conducted in English.
All are welcome.
Seats are available on a first-come-first-served basis.
For enquiries, please contact Joyce Lam (firstname.lastname@example.org)
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