Paper Republic: Chinese Literature Matters

"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 for further details.

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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