A list of upcoming and past public events related to Chinese cinema history, including talks, screenings, and conferences.
To share information about an upcoming or recent event, please contact Christopher Rea.
2023/04/23: Spider Women and Light Sabers @ SOAS
Light Sabers, Spider Women and Other Discoveries in the Digital Archives of Early Chinese Cinema April 23, 2023, 5pm Room RB01, Russell Square: College Buildings, SOAS, University of London https://www.soas.ac.uk/about/event/light-sabers-spider-women-and-other-discoveries-digital-archives-early-chinese-cinema Abstract: What can we learn about early Chinese film history from the expanding digital archive? Which stories, images, linguistic patterns, filmmaking techniques, and industry behaviors […]
2021/07/14: Seeing China Through Film – The Early Years
A conversation about "Laborer's Love" (1922) and "The Great Road" (1934) with Weihong Bao, Richard Pena, and Christopher Rea
2021/05/20: Chinese Film Classics and Hollywood Resonances
How did Hollywood cinema influence Chinese films, circa 1920s-1940s? This talk traces influence at the level of text, identifying shared motifs and scenarios.
2021/04/09: Rediscovering Early Chinese Cinema
Over 80 years ago, Chinese cinema had light sabers, copies of Mickey Mouse, and male nudity. What other discoveries lie in store?
2021/03/01-05/12: Association for Chinese Animation Studies inaugural conference
A Zoom webinar featuring 19 panels of new academic research on Chinese animation, hosted by HKUST
2020/12/03: Bruce Lee’s History of Kicking Ass
A two-part lecture on Bruce Lee and his fans, highlighting the role of African-Americans in shaping the legend
2019/10/03-11-16: Zheng Junli films at BAMPFA
A retrospective on actor-director Zheng Junli, featuring 10 of his films, several of which were restored by BAMPFA
2017/09/30-10/21: A Golden Age of Chinese Cinema, 1947-52, at BAMPFA
BAMPFA film series featuring seven films released in China between 1947 and 1952