Chinese Sci-fi Cinema

December 1, 2022, 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm


Join us for a conversation on Chinese sci-fi cinema with Zhuoyi Wang, professor of East Asian languages and literatures at Hamilton College. Wang's presentation is titled "Between the World Ship and the Spaceship: Planetarianism, Hollywood, Nationalism, and the Iceberg-Shaped Story of The Wandering Earth (2019)."  

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Zoom meeting ID: 950 0348 0019

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Sponsored by the School of Modern Languages, Atlanta Global Studies Center, and China Research Center.

About the speaker

Wang received his doctorate in comparative literature from the University of Washington at Seattle. His research and teaching interests include Chinese film, literature, culture, language, and Hollywood cinema. He is the author of Revolutionary Cycles in Chinese Cinema, 1951-1979 (Palgrave Macmillan, 2014), co-editor of Maoist Laughter (with Ping Zhu and Jason McGrath, Hong Kong University Press, 2019, awarded 2020 Choice’s Outstanding Academic Title), and co-editor of Teaching Film from the People’s Republic of China (the Modern Language Association of America, forthcoming). He has published in such English-language and Chinese-language journals as Arts, China Review International, Chinese Literature Today, Cinema and TV Culture, Literature and Art Studies, Literature and Culture Studies, Journal of Beijing Film Academy, Journal of Chinese Cinemas, Phoenix Weekly, Prism: Theory and Modern Chinese Literature, and Taiwan Lit. He has given over 100 invited scholarly talks and guest lectures on various topics in the comparative study of Chinese-language and Hollywood cinemas for institutions and organizations in the US, mainland China, Hong Kong, and Taiwan.

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