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U MN Asia Colloquium Yinxing Liu
September 6, 2019 @ 1:30 pm - 3:00 pmFree
“Early Spring in February: Reframing the Problems of Utopia in Chinese Cinema in the 1960s”
Mia Yinxing Liu
California College of Arts
Friday, September 6, 2019
1:30 pm – 3:00 pm
*ROOM CHANGE* 28 Folwell Hall
In 1963, at the eve of the Great Proletarian Cultural Revolution, a feature film titled Early Spring in Februaryappeared in Chinese cinema and offered a critical reflection on the problems of utopia in its various iterations in Chinese cultural and political history. This talk discusses how this film, by comparing and conflating different utopian narratives, gives new meanings and critical power to the utopian images at a tumultuous moment while also asserting the cinematic medium’s presence in utopian discourses.
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The Asia Colloquium is a forum for academic research on Asia.
The Colloquium is open and free to everyone.
Sincere thanks for the sponsorship from the Pat Hui Fellowship.