FAH-DENG Guest Lecture: “The Ideology and Methodology of Chinese-language Film Study: ” by Prof. Sheldon Lu, University of California—Davis, USA


23 Mar 2016




(Co-organized by LCWC)


This talk examines a recent debate about the nature and ideological implications of the discourse of Chinese-language cinema. It has been labeled as “pan-Chinese ethnocentrism” on the one hand, and “America-centric transnationalism” on the other hand.  Film scholars in the West and from mainland China have different assessments and attitudes toward the theory and practice of Chinese-language cinema.  This lecture will tease out the differences, contradictions, and ideological assumptions among various critical positions in regard to national cinema, the modern nation-state, nationalism, transnational cinema, globalization, and the rewriting of film history.



Sheldon Lu taught at the University of Pittsburgh for ten years before joining the University of California at Davis in 2002 as Professor of Comparative Literature.  His research, scholarship, and teaching lie at the intersection of literary studies, visual studies, film studies, China studies, and cultural theory.  He is the author and editor of ten books in English and Chinese.  His essays and book chapters have appeared in numerous journals and books, including such journals as New Literary History, Modern Language Quarterly, boundary 2, Semiotica, Comparative Literature, European Review (Academia Europaea), positions, Cinema Journal, Jump Cut, Post Script, Asian Cinema, Journal of Chinese Cinemas, Journal of Modern Literature in Chinese (現代中文文學學報), as well as many Chinese-language journals and books. He is the editor of the book series “Critical Interventions” of the University of Hawaii Press, and advisory/editorial board member of international journals, e.g., Asian Cinema, Journal of Chinese Cinemas, Cultural Studies, and Culture and Poetics.


All are welcome




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