“You’re stepping on my shadow, please back off,” she said.

Sun Yisheng / Nicky Harman

"Digital Culture in Contemporary China, Taiwan, and Hong Kong" conference, Oxford, 17-19 Dec 2015

By Helen Wang, published

Programme below. Contact elisabeth DOT forster AT history.ox.ac.uk for further details.

DIGITAL CULTURE IN CONTEMPORARY CHINA, TAIWAN AND HONG KONG
China Centre and Wadham College, Oxford
December 17-19, 2015

Thursday December 17th
Introductory remarks - Margaret Hillenbrand

Panel 1: Digital Activism - Chair: Heather Inwood
Jing Wang, MIT: “Activists as Makers: NGO2.0 & Tech4Good”
Jia Tan, Hong Kong Baptist University: “Aesthetics of Queer Becoming: Comrade Yue and Chinese Community-Based Documentaries Online”

Panel 2: Digital City - Chair: Michel Hockx
Yomi Braester, University of Washington: “The City as Found Footage”
Chris Berry, King’s College, London: “Museum as Theme Park: The Screen Culture of the Shanghai Museum of Science and Technology”

Panel 3: Digital Time - Chair: Chris Berry
Xiao Liu, McGill University: “A Game of Time: Video Game, Time Travel and Cinema in the Era of Algorithm”
Kwai-Cheung Lo, Hong Kong Baptist University: “From Coevalness to Multiple Chronos and Back: Temporalizing Inter-Ethnic Online Articulations in Digital China”

Special Presentation: Digital Archiving
Kuei-fen Chiu, National Chung-hsing University: “The Taiwan Literature Archives: Notes on an Experimental Digital Literary History”

Friday, December 18th
Panel 4: Digital Cinema - Chair: Margaret Hillenbrand
Jason McGrath, University of Minnesota, Twin Cities: “Suppositionality, Virtuality, and Chinese Cinema”
Song Hwee Lim: “Can Poetics Break Bricks?”

Panel 5: Digital Restraints - Chair: Ros Holmes
Michel Hockx, SOAS: “The Bottom Line Revisited – Chinese Internet Literature and Moral Censorship in the Xi Era
Laikwan Pang, Chinese University of Hong Kong: “Aesthetics of Appearance: Documentary Footages of the Umbrella Movement

Panel 6: Digital Art - Chair: Luke Robinson
Margaret Hillenbrand, University of Oxford: “Digital Haunting”
Ros Holmes, University of Oxford: “Miao Ying, Net Art and ‘Chinternet’ Aesthetics”

Saturday, December 19th
Panel 7: Digital Returns - Chair: Elisabeth Forster
Carlos Rojas, Duke University: “Dream of the Red Chamber Internet Fan Fiction and Literary Canonicity”
Heather Inwood, University of Manchester: “Similar, Familiar and Old: The Aesthetics of Repetition in Digital Chinese Culture”

Panel 8: Digital Technologies - Chair: Margaret Hillenbrand
Wendy Larson, University of Oregon: “The Glistening City-Orb: Flash Animation in Jia Zhangke’s The World”
Luke Robinson, University of Sussex: “Digital Cinema on East Asia's Periphery: Midi Z's ‘Burma Trilogy’”

Concluding remarks

This conference has been generously supported by the following sponsors: British Inter-University China Centre Oxford University China Centre

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