Asian film, media, and culture

Angels Wear White (China, 2017)

A girl examines a massive, disembodied foot wearing a white shoe. Could it be a huge sandal, since we’re on the boardwalk of a seaside village? No such luck. The foot – literally objectified in […]

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on Oct, 22 · in Reviews

Jinpa (China, 2018) [VIFF 2018]

Jinpa (played by actor/poet of the same name) drives a lorry along a Tibetan plateau. He comes across like a truck-driving rock star, dressed in dusty leather clothes with a constantly present pair of shades. […]

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on Oct, 21 · in Reviews

Call for Papers – Special Issue of Feminist Media Studies on Queer Pop in Post-2000 China

Since the 2000s, China’s media industrialization and cultural globalization have encouraged a burgeoning “queer pop”——that is, a soaring proliferation of non-normatively gendered and/or sexualized narratives and performances, cultural productions and inventions, artistic expressions and gestures, […]

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on Oct, 17

Trap Street (China, 2013)

Boy meets girl only for state to spy on boy in Trap Street, a stealthy exercise in surveillance state paranoia that marked the directorial debut of Vivian Qu who has since won plaudits for her […]

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on Oct, 16

Preview – Toronto Reel Asian International Film Festival 2018, November 8-16

The Toronto Reel Asian International Film Festival (Reel Asian), Canada’s premier pan-Asian festival, has announced its complete programming lineup for the 22nd edition, over 50% of which are directed by women. Returning programmes include Marquee, Vista, […]

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on Oct, 12

Call for Papers – Asian Cinema Studies Society Conference, LASALLE College of the Arts, Singapore, June 2019

Papers and panel proposals are invited for the 13th Asian Cinema Studies Society Conference: The Environments of Asian Cinemas. With the support of the Faculty of Fine Arts, Media & Creative Industries at LASALLE College […]

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on Oct, 11

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