Gender, Melodrama, Documentary: Works-in-Progress | Spring 2019

Friday, April 26, 2019, 2–6:30 pm

7:30 pm Screening of Hong Kong Melodrama, Green Snake (青蛇), dir. Tsui Hark (1993) - 98 min.


508 Dodge Hall



Yuka Kanno, Doshisha University, Japan

Bei Wang, University of Paris, Sorbonne

Juan Liu, Beijing Film Academy

Ling Zhang, SUNY Purchase

Shilpi Gulati, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi

Feng Bao, Yale University



Presented by the Film and Media Studies Program. Free and open to the public.

Green Snake

April 26th, 2019





2–3:30 pm


Yuka Kanno, “Queer Intersections:  Girls' and Film Cultures  in Japan”

Yuka Kanno is Associate Professor in queer studies/ film studies at the graduate School of Global Studies, Doshisha University, Japan.


Bei Wang, “Revisiting Melodramatic Emotion in Contemporary Chinese Cinema,1978- 2018”

Bei Wang is a 3nd year PhD Student in film studies at University Paris 1 Pantheon Sorbonne, her current research focuses on the Emotion study in Chinese contemporary melodrama. 


Juan Liu, “How Film language Works For Reality In Melodrama Through Chinese Women Filmmakers?”

Liu Juan, Director, PhD in Beijing Film Academy, Visiting Scholar in Film Studies in Columbia University, focus on contemporary women filmmakers research.



Music in Chinese Cinema

4–4:30 pm


Ling Zhang, “‘Enlightenment,’ Cinematic Soundscape, and (trans)National Imagination in 1980s Chinese Cinema”

Ling Zhang is an Assistant Professor of Cinema Studies at SUNY Purchase; she is working on her book manuscript, tentatively entitled Sounding Screen Ambiance: Acoustic Culture and Transmediality in 1920s-1940s Chinese Cinema.



5–6 pm


Shilpi Gulati, “Indian Documentary in the Global Marketplace (Tentative)”

Shilpi Gulati is a filmmaker, theatre artist and researcher based out of New Delhi.


Feng Bao, “Ethnographic Filmmaking : American Anthropologists with a Movie Camera in China”

Feng Bao, Research Fellow at Yale University; Associate Professor,Director of Documentary Film Center at Northeast Normal University.



6:30–7:30 pm


Screening of Hong Kong Melodrama

7:30 pm 

Green Snake (青蛇), dir. Tsui Hark (1993) - 98 min. 

Event Time & Date

Date: Past Event
Location: 508 Dodge Hall