Via Dr. Tan Ye, Director of the Confucius Institute at USC, Columbia S.C.


Chinese Women Filmmakers

University of South Carolina, Columbia, SC

October 19-20, 2012
Sponsored by the Confucius Institute, the Moving Image Research Collections, and the Film and Media Studies Program at the University of South Carolina in collaboration with the China Film Archive, Peking University, Beijing Film Academy, and the Chinese Film Market journal; and supported by the Confucius Institute Headquarters; the third conference on Chinese cinema, “Chinese Women Films” will be held in Columbia, SC, Oct 19-20, 2012. The discussions with be divided into two independent yet interrelated categories:

(I)    How have Chinese films made by women directors shaped Chinese film culture?
(II)    As instruments of cultural diplomacy and occasions for cultural dialogue and exchange, how have these films been perceived by American students, artists, critics, scholars, and politicians? How has the accessibility (or lack thereof) of these films shaped the perceptions about them?

Abstracts of the papers should be between 100 and 150 words in length and should be submitted electronically to both and by August 15, 2012.

The acceptance of the paper will be announced by August 31, 2012