2018W Yip So Man Wat Memorial Lecture

Wednesday January 17, 2018
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

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The Guest’s View: Some Thoughts on Director Ann Hui’s許鞍 Work

The 2018W Yip So Man Wat Memorial Lecture
with Dr. Rey Chow (Duke University)

With reference to the acclaimed Hong Kong director Ann Hui 許鞍華, this lecture discusses the notion of “the guest’s perspective” in relation to Chinese idiom, cinematic form, and contemporary migration controversies. The lecture will include remarks on the film Night and Fog 天水圍的夜與霧 (2009).

Wednesday, January 17th, 2018
7pm Lecture
6pm Reception with light refreshments
Asian Centre Auditorium, 1871 West Mall, Vancouver

Free & open to the public.

An associated seminar will be held on Thursday, January 18th >>

Top banner image credits (from left to right): Eighteen Springs (1997), The Golden Era (2014), Boat People (1982) , Song of the Exile (1990).

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About the speaker:

Rey Chow

Rey Chow is Anne Firor Scott Professor of Literature at Duke University, USA. Her publications in the last decade include Sentimental Fabulations, Contemporary Chinese Films (2007); Entanglements, or Transmedial Thinking about Capture (2012); and Not Like a Native Speaker: On Languaging as a Postcolonial Experience (2014). Chow is an elected fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and serves on the boards of over 55 journals, book series, and research centers around the world. Her writings have appeared in more than ten languages. With James A. Steintrager, she is the coeditor of the anthology Sound Objects, forthcoming from Duke University Press in 2018.

Research Seminar
“Leung Ping-kwan: Shuqing and Reveries of Space”

The renowned poet, essayist, and novelist Leung Ping-kwan 梁秉鈞 (1949-2013), who spoke at UBC just a few years ago, passed away in early 2013. This article discusses a key theme, shuqing 抒情 (lyricism or lyricalness), in Leung’s thinking: how does this predominantly literary mode become a way of addressing contemporary cultural politics, such as the cultural politics of Leung’s beloved city Hong Kong?

Thursday, January 18th, 2018
4pm – 6pm
Asian Centre Auditorium, 1871 West Mall, Vancouver

Free & open to the public. Registration required. Attendees will be expected to read a paper before coming to the seminar. The paper is included in the registration confirmation email.

About the Yip So Man Wat Memorial Lecture:

The Yip So Man Wat Memorial Lectures are made possible by the generous support of Messrs. Alex and Chi Shum Watt in honour of their mother, the late Mrs. Wat, and her passion for Chinese literature and culture. Please visit the full lecture list here.