Wednesday 3 February: A Documentary Film Symposium: “History, Trauma and Memory”

 01/22/2010

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

 

To download this flyer in pdf, click here

 

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


FILM SCREENING:

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)

    Screening of full version of YASUKUNI with director in person on 4 February, 5.30-8.30pm at Meng Wah Complex T1, The University of Hong Kong, Pokfulam, Hong Kong

 

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.

 

POST-SCREENING DISCUSSION: 

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.

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All are welcome.

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Seats are available on a first-come-first-served basis.

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For enquiries, please contact Joyce Lam (jlam0406@hku.hk)

 

To listen to the symposium (3 Feb 2010):

 

M10-02-03 Time 18-18-51.MP3

M10-02-03 Time 20-02-31.MP3

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