This has been a surprising year for “Chinese” film representation during the Hollywood awards season — four movies with different types of ties to China have been stirring up conversation as they make the rounds of nominations and major awards.
So we’ve invited several industry experts — all contributors to our “100 Movies to Understand China” megalist — to unpack with us the sometimes testy relationship between China and the global box office.
100 Films to Watch to Help You Understand China
They will be on our Clubhouse stage at 10 PM EST on March 25 (Thursday) or 10 AM China Standard Time on March 26 (Friday).
Chen Qiufan, also known as Stanley Chen, is an award-winning science fiction writer, whose long-form and short-form prose has been widely praised for addressing topics such as the environment, Chinese identity and human behavior in a time of emergency. His works have appeared in many global science fiction magazines with translations into German, French, Korean, Italian, Japanese and other languages.
Samantha Culp is a writer, producer and creative strategist who has traveled extensively between the USA and greater China. Her work examines the changing flows of global culture, emergent creative economies, and mobilizing storytelling for social change. She produced the criminal justice documentary series The Confession Tapes and Exhibit A for Netflix, and was a consulting producer on the global food series Ugly Delicious.
Michael Berry is the Director of the UCLA Center for Chinese studies. His areas of research include modern and contemporary Chinese literature, Chinese cinema, popular culture in modern China, and literary translation. He is currently working on a monograph exploring the United States as it has been imagined through Chinese film, from 1949 — present.
Click here to join the Clubhouse chat on March 25 (Thursday) 10pm USA Eastern Standard Time, 10am China Standard Time on March 26 (Friday).
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