China's Transitional Cinema
Microtemporalities of China’s Transitional Cinema around 1979
Saturday, April 9, 2022
206 Ingraham Hall
In this keynote address for the 2022 Trans Asia Graduate Student Conference, which is sponsored by the Center for East Asian Studies, Paola Iovene (University of Chicago) will discuss whether post-Mao Chinese cinema before the rise of the Fifth Generation can be termed “transitional cinema." This talk will map out how cinema mediated images of unrest and violence when the country began transitioning away from socialism, teasing out the microtemporalities these images revealed about the past.