Genre, Memory, and History in East Asian Cinemas

This lecture maps films across a two-axis matrix: genre and national origin. In other words, it will look at several of the most popular and richly represented genres of contemporary film: gangster; horror; action; and melodrama, paying special attention to the “local” differences in agenda, nuance, and poetics of those genres as they are realized in different linguistic, socio-historical, and cultural contexts. Examples will include films from Japan, Korea, Hong Kong and Taiwan.

This is the third lecture out of a series of five in the East Asia Film Literacies Lecture Series. This lecture was given by Visiting East-West Center Scholar, Earl Jackson, Jr., Associate Professor of Literature at the University of California, Santa Cruz, on November 13, 2003, in Crawford Hall 115 from 3:00-5:00 PM.

A Garden of Gold: Robes of East Asia

The Department of Family and Consumer Sciences offers an exhibit of robes from East Asia with a focus on surface design using floral motifs rendered in varied techniques including the use of gold thread, gold leaf, or gold paint. You can see this exhibit from April 1-19 in Miller Hall Costume Gallery (Room 112), between 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m., Monday-Friday, and noon-4:00 p.m., Sunday. This exhibit is a collaborative effort of two classes, APDM416 (Cultures and Costumes of East Asia) and APDM491 (Costume Exhibition and Museum Management). For information contact Linda Arthur at 956-2234.