Vernacular New Waves: (Trans)Locality, Affect, and Connectivity in Contemporary Sinophone Cinemas and Media Cultures


Apr 25, 2024 | 8:45 AM - 5:30 PM

Workshop sponsored by the Harvard-Yenching Institute and organized by Professor Ma Ran (Nagoya University, HYI Visiting Scholar, 2023-24).

Mia YU (independent curator): Film Screening, Eme Cosmo/额姆宇宙 (2024), “Anthropocene Vernacular: Between Sedimentary Bodies and Sensuous Infrastructure”

Yomi BRAESTER (University of Washington): “Urban Collage and the Quest for New Chinese Vernacular”

Chaorong HUA (Yale University): “Born in Dust (土生土长): Recovering Home Through the Earthly Camera”

Cui ZHOU (Emory University): “On the Run: A Global South Perspective on Korean Chinese Director Zhang Lu’s Dooman River”

Iggy CORTEZ (University of California, Berkeley): “The Oneiric Cartography of Long Day’s Journey into Night”

Zoe Meng JIANG (New York University): “Grassroots Visibility in Two Takes”

MA Ran (Harvard-Yenching Institute; Nagoya University): “Overspilling New Waves”

Tim Shao-Hung TENG (Harvard University): “Mining Sinophone New Waves”

Chan Yong BU (Harvard University)
Cassandra X. GUAN (Massachusetts Institute of Technology)
Jie LI (Harvard University)
Ran WEI (Harvard-Yenching Institute; Chinese Academy of Social Sciences)