China Through the Lens

The China Through the Lens Film Series explored the history and art of Chinese cinema in different periods and geopolitical locations. All film screenings were complimented by lectures featuring prominent film scholars who offered criticism and analysis. This series featured early Chinese cinema, Chinese film music across mainland China, Hong Kong and Taiwan, and contemporary Chinese independent cinema.  This series was part of EAST 1270: China Through the Lens.

Shanghai Cinema behind the Scenes

Film Screenings
September 19 &20
6:00-8:00 PM
Martinos Auditorium

Lecture
Kristine Harris
Shanghai Cinema behind the Scenes
September 21
6:00-8:00 PM
Martinos Auditorium

To see a video of this lecture, please visit Brown University on YouTube.

From Mountain Songs to Silvery Moonlight: Some Notes on Music in Chinese Cinema

Film Screenings
October 31
6:00-9:00 PM
Martinos Auditorium

November 1
6:00-8:00 PM
Martinos Auditorium

Lecture
Jerome Silbergeld
From Mountain Songs to Silvery Moonlight: Some Notes on Music in Chinese Cinema
November 2
6:00-8:00 PM
Martinos Auditorium

To view the full video of this lecture please visit Brown Univeristy on YouTube


Meet Me in Shanghai: Romancing the New Global City on the Eve of the World Expo  

Film Screenings
November 21
6:00-8:00 PM
Martinos Auditorium

Lecture
Zhen Zhang
Meet Me in Shanghai: Romancing the New Global City on the Eve of the World Expo
November 28 
5:30-7:00 PM
Martinos Auditorium

To view the full video of this lecture please visit Brown University on YouTube

Performance and the Politics of Gender: Transgender Performance in Contemporary Chinese Film

Film Screening
December 1
6:00-8:00 PM
Joukowsky Forum, Watson Institute

Lecture
Chengzhou He, Nanjing University, China
Performance and the Politics of Gender: Transgender Performance in Contemporary Chinese Film
December 2
3:00-4:30 PM
Englander Studio, Granoff Center for the Creative Arts

To view the full video of this lecture please visit Brown University on YouTube