AccueilThe Geopolitics of Film and Entertainment Industries Across the Taiwan Strait

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Publié le lundi 03 février 2014 par Rémi Boivin

Résumé

The Taipei office of the HK-based French Center for the Study of Contemporary China (CEFC, http://www.cefc.com.hk/rubrique.php?id=73) is inviting you to join a limited number of researchers in freely exchanging ideas about Cross-Taiwan Strait cinema and entertainment industries in a geopolitical perspective.

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The Taipei office of the HK-based French Center for the Study of Contemporary China (CEFC, http://www.cefc.com.hk/rubrique.php?id=73) is inviting you to join a limited number of researchers in freely exchanging ideas about Cross-Taiwan Strait cinema and entertainment industries in a geopolitical perspective.

CEFC is a French public research institution publishing the quarterly journal China Perspectives (http://www.cefc.com.hk/perspectives.php?cat=1Its) Taipei office is based at Academia Sinica (http://www.cefc.com.hk/rubrique.php?id=102) and devotes itself since 1994 to the study of Taiwan and of its relations with China.

The small meeting will be held on Saturday, January 25, 2014 at Academia Sinica, Taiwan, one of the highest research institutions of the wider Chinese language spaeaking world. It will remain behind closed doors, but with possible invitation (pls contact scorcuff@cefc.com.hk) of interested scholars, actors of the field, and geo/political analysts. It will be jointly funded by the CEFC-Taipei and the French Office in Taipei. It is aimed at freely discussing sensitive issues related the geopolitics of making cross-strait cinema and entertainment industry. No recording will be conducted, no paper preparation is required, and no publication is scheduled. The participants will be free to exchange ideas no restraint in a roundtable format.

The organizing team is composed of

  • Stéphane Corcuff, Director of the Taipei office of the CEFC, associate professor of Chinese politics at the University of Lyon, specialist of cross-straits geopolitics and researcher at CEFC
  • Jeremy Segay, officer at the French Office in Taipei in charge of the promotion of French Films in Taiwan, and who has been a member of the selection committee of the "Quinzaine des réalisateurs" at Cannes on Asian Cinema (2003-2011)
  • Associate professor Corrado Neri of the University of Lyon, specialist of Asian cinemas and currently associate researcher at the CEFC in Taipei, on sabbatical
  • Stefano Centini, PhD student, INALCO Paris, director and producer for InfocusAsia, Taipei branch; and Wafa Ghermani, PhD Candidate, University of Paris (Sorbonne Nouvelle), Taiwan film industry and national identity.
  • Sarah Vandy, political analyst at the French Office in Taipei, will attend, as France has been especially active in the promotion world-wide of China and Taiwan cinemas and attendance by two officers of the FIT would be in line with that country's investment in Chinese cinemas.

Issues that can be raised are as following:

  • How does a financially mighty China negotiates the space it leaves to Taiwan producers and directors in representing the reality of one side of the strait to sell to the public of the other? In what ways Taiwan's cinema has over the years influenced Chinese cinema?
  • How do Taiwan's producers and directors deal with Chinese censorship?
  • When China tries to use its leverage to influence Taiwanese producers and directors, is it letting itself influenced by Taiwanese points of views? (in other words, who is really influencing whom?)
  • What changes are allowed in the topics and scripts of movies produced by Taiwan in order to seduce the continental audience?
  • What does it bring to Taiwanese producers and directors to spend part of the professional life in China nowadays?
  • Are there phenomenon of convergence, divergence, specification, hybridization among cinemas in the Chinese peaking countries?
  • Is China considering cinema and entertainment industry as one of the frontiers of a modernized "tongzhan" (United front) or is is on the contrary changed in its authoritarianism by the tremendous progress of the civil society's autonomy as embodied by themes and issues addressed by today's cinema?

The workshop will be brief, discreet, informal and efficiency-oriented. It will be organized around a general briefing on issues in the morning and on specific debates on the afternoon. The total duration will be of 5 hours, two in the morning, three in the afternoon, from 10 am to 5 pm ; lunch will be provided for registered participants, for further discussions.

Lieux

  • Building no 31 on the map - Nankang district, Academia Sinica, Research Center on Humanities and Social Sciences (人文社會科學研究中心)
    Taipei, Taiwan (11529)

Dates

  • samedi 25 janvier 2014

Mots-clés

  • cinéma, géopolitique, réunification, front uni, indépendance de Taiwan, identité nationale, censure, industrie du divertissement

Contacts

  • Stéphane Corcuff
    courriel : scorcuff [at] cefc [dot] com [dot] hk

URLS de référence

Source de l'information

  • Stéphane Corcuff
    courriel : scorcuff [at] cefc [dot] com [dot] hk

Pour citer cette annonce

« The Geopolitics of Film and Entertainment Industries Across the Taiwan Strait », Journée d'étude, Calenda, Publié le lundi 03 février 2014, http://calenda.org/275199