International Conference “The Work of Cinema in the Age of New World Order”

Date: 6-7 October 2023 (Fri.-Sat.) 10.00 am-6.00 pm

Venue: Room 712, 7th floor, Humanities Building, National Chung Hsing University

This conference will be held on-site. 2 keynote speeches and a roundtable will be available through online participation.

The language of discussion will be English only.

Place is limited. Successful registration notification will be sent out 3 days before the conference, and receiving a confirmation email will serve as proof of successful registration.

Registration deadline: 29 September 2023 (Fri.)

Please register at:


Friday 6 October 2023

10.00-10.15 am Opening ceremony

10.15am -12.15 pm Keynote 1 (online available)

“The Allegorical American: Positioning the United States in Chinese-Language Cinema”

Michael Berry (University of California, Los Angeles)

Chair: Song Hwee Lim (National Chung Hsing University)

12.15-2.00 pm Lunch break

2.00-3.30 pm Paper presentation panel 1:

a. “A Schizophrenic ‘National’ Cinema?: Double Mindsets and Bilingual Intertitles in Chinese Silent Films”

Shu-Mei Lin (Cornell University)

b. “Bondmania in a Decolonizing Asia: Malay Bond-ing in Hong Kong”

Min Hui Yeo (Nanyang Technological University)

Chair: Dominique Ying-Chih Liao (National Chung Hsing University)

3.30-4.00 pm Tea break

4.00-6.00 pm Keynote 2 (online available)

“The Work of the Cinema of the Real: Visible Evidence, the Ethical Turn, and Postdigital Screens”

Paola Voci (University of Otago)

Chair: Song Hwee Lim (National Chung Hsing University)

Saturday 7 October 2023

10.30am -12.30 pm Paper presentation panel 2:

a. “Evolving Networks of Extended Reality Film: The Case of Kaohsiung Film Festival”

Mirjam Tröster (Goethe University Frankfurt)

b. “Politics of Excess in the Cultural Cold War: Market, Censorship, Taiwan Pulp”

Ting-Wu Cho (Independent Scholar)

c. “In the Heat of the Bomb: The Hong Kong Handover and the Transformation of the Golden Horse Awards in the Mid-1990s”

Po-Hsi Chen (Academia Sinica)

Chair: Lawrence Zi-Qiao Yang (National Yang Ming Chiao Tung University)

12.30-1.30 pm Lunch break

1.30-3.30 pm Paper presentation panel 3:

a. “Border-Making in the Inter-Asian Migrant Labor Melodrama”

Elmo Gonzaga (The Chinese University of Hong Kong)

b. “Toward a Geopolitical Subjectivation: Reenactment of Three Geopolitical Moments in Blue Island

Yee Lok Tam (Lingnan University)

c. “Mediating the Material Geopolitics of Cross-border Identities: Cinematic Relationality between Bron/Broen in Scandinavia and The Bridge in Southeast Asia”

Pei-Sze Chow (University of Amsterdam)

Chair: Hsin-Chin Hsieh (National Taiwan University)

3.30-4.00 pm Tea break

4.00-6.00 pm Roundtable (online available)

Responses to Ravi Vasudevan’s article, “Geographies of the Cinematic Public: Notes on Regional, National and Global Histories of Indian Cinema”

Ravi Vasudevan (Centre for the Study of Developing Societies)

Kaushik Bhaumik (Jawaharlal Nehru University)

Felicia Chan (University of Manchester)

Xin Peng (University of Cambridge)

Chair: Song Hwee Lim (National Chung Hsing University)

Ravi Vasudevan’s article is available at:



Geopolitics and Transnational Cinemas: Towards a New Filmic Geography


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