Fall 2003 Special Event

“GLOBAL/LOCAL/EXOTIC: Transnational Production and Auto-Ethnography” symposium

October 31, 2003, Friday 1:30 PM
East West Center, John A. Burns Hall, room 2121/2125

Asian Cities, Asian Cinemas

Chair of Comparative Literature and Co-Director of the Center for the Study of Globalization and Cultures
Hong Kong University

Ackbar Abbas is renowned for his work on the uniquely vibrant and poignant culture of Hong Kong, including its cinema. His wit, elegance, and insight have appeared in numerous essay and his celebrated book, Hong Kong: Culture and the Politics of Disappearance (Minnesota UP, 1997). They have decisively challenged our understanding of the postmodern urban condition Hong Kong and other cities by demonstrating that the postcolonial experience lies at its heart.  In this talk, Abbas intervenes in the raging debates about globalism and globalization explore how they reconfigure the exotic from the other to "the unknown-within-the-known" a how this can be traced in Asian cinema.   

For further details: http://www.asianfilms.org

Co-sponsored by:
The UHM/EWC International Cultural Studies Certificate Program, the University of Hawai‘i at M
ānoa, the Hawaii International Film Festival, and the Asia Pacific Media Center, Annenberg Center for Communication, University of Southern California
Telephone 808-944-7585    Fax: 808-944-7070   email:  culture@hawaii.edu