Taiwan Lecture Series - Winter Term 2016/2017

Taiwan Lecture Series: Taiwan in Film
- Barbara Mittler, Frederic Xu
 

Our Taiwan Lecture Series this semester features documentary and fictional films from Taiwan in the long twentieth century—from contemporary times back to the period of Japanese rule. The Lecture Series will feature one of the most representative works each of Taiwan’s 4 best film directors. All of these films reflect social developments and value transformations in Taiwan. The Series also features 3 documentary films and will invite the film makers as visitors to the seminar. Their documentaries provide us with each a different glimpse into a very personal story. From every one of these documentaries, we will be able to understand another slice of the social stratum in Taiwan—from elite lawyer to comfort woman—as well as the impact of politics in Taiwan.

Each Class Session has two components:

  1. Film Screenings (usually Wednesday 18-20 or 20-22—depending on whether public talks are scheduled between 18-20)
  2. Discussion Meetings (usually Thursday 11-13)

Requirements:
Depending on student’s needs, the class can be taken as an Oberseminar. In exceptional cases it can be taken as a Hauptseminar (Chinese needs to be sufficient). Films will be screened in Chinese and English, class discussions will be in Chinese and English. There will be readings for each film. Students have to prepare a critical summary (1 page) of these readings before each class. At the end, students are required to write a full seminar paper. This course can be also be taken as Wissenschaftsdiskurs (MA), students will then have to prepare their abstracts and a final essay on one of the films and its background in Chinese.

Selected bibliography

  • The Columbia Companion to American History on Film: How the Movies Have Portrayed the American Past 
  • Peter C. Rollins (ed.), New York, Columbia University Press
  • Hughes-Warrington, Marnie The history on film reader, London: Routledge 2009
  • Aberth, John A Knight at the Movies: Medieval History on Film, London: Routledge 1993
  • Hughes-Warrington, Marnie History Goes to the Movies: Studying History on Film,London: Routledge 2007
  • Niemi, Robert History in the Media: Film and Television, Santa Barbara: ABC-CLIO
  • Perspectives on European Film and History, Leen Engelen, Roel Vande Winkel (eds.) Gent: Academia Press, 2007
  • Rosenstone, Robert A.  History on Film/film on History, Harlow: Pearson Education Limited, 2006

Schedule:

Session 1:

Date: 20.10.2016
Time: 11:00 - 12:00
Place: R.201

Introduction: Taiwan in Film - who, when, why and how
- Barbara Mittler, Frederic Xu
 

Readings
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  1. Adobe Daw-Ming lee, “Introduction,” Historical Dictionary of Taiwan Cinema (2013), The Scarecrow Press, 1-33
  2. Adobe Isaac Lee, “Taiwan New Wave and Beyond,” Premier Issue: Taiwan Cinema, Fountain Arts and Living (2006), 40-45
  3.  李道明,《台灣電影發展一百年》

 

Part I: Taiwan under the Japanese

Session 2
Date: 26.10.2016
Time: 18:00 - 21:00
Place: R.201

InstitutScreening: Wei Te-sheng - Cape No. 7 海角七号 (2008)
 

Session 3
Date: 27.10.2016
Time: 11:00 - 13:00
Place: R.201

Discussion: Wei Te-sheng - Cape No. 7,  1940s-2000s, Japan and Taiwan
 

Readings:
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  1. Adobe Daw-Ming Lee, “Wei, Te-Sheng,” Historical Dictionary of Taiwan Cinema (2013), The Scarecrow Press, 397-399.
  2. Adobe Wang, Chialan Sharon Nostalgia for the future to come: National consciousness in post-87 Taiwanese literature and cinema. Dissertation University of Southern California, 2011, chapter 2.
  3. 黃怡玫、曾芷筠,「不曾遺落的夢:專訪《海角七號》導演魏德聖」放映週報169期,財團法人國家電影中心 (2008)
  4. Adobe 黃文胤,第三章:在地的想像與重組:《海角七號》中台灣主體的樣貌,「殖民歷史記憶與『台灣』想像:以魏德聖《海角 七號》、《賽德克•巴萊》《KANO》為例 」,國立中興大學台灣文學與跨國文化研究所(2015), 22-35.
  5. Adobe 葛娟《海角七号》戏剧化叙事风格论析 in: 电影文学 2010, 6.
 

Session 4
Date: 09.11.2016
Time: 18:00 - 21:00
Place: R.201

Hou Hsiao-hsien - The Puppet MasterScreening: Hou Hsiao-hsien - The Puppet Master 戯夢人生 (1993)
 

Session 5
Date: 10.11.2016
Time: 11:00 - 13:00
Place: R.201

Discussion: Hou Hsiao-hsien - The Puppet Master, Taiwan under Japanese Occupation during WWII
 

Readings:
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  1. Adobe Daw-Ming lee,“Hou, Hsiao-Xien”, Historical Dictionary of Taiwan Cinema, 2013, The Scarecrow Press, 188-195.
  2. Adobe Udden, James Nathan. Hou Hsiao -hsien and the aesthetics of historical experience, Dissertation, The University of Wisconsin - Madison, 2003, Chapter IV “The Puppetmaster”.
  3. Adobe James Udden, “Directors Taiwan: Hou Hsiao-hsien,” Historical Dictionary of Taiwan Cinema (2013), The Scarecrow Press, 83-86.
  4. Adobe Soyoung, Kim “Postcolonial film historiography in Taiwan and South Korea: The Puppetmaster and Chihwaseon” Inter-Asia Cultural Studies 2008.9/2:195-210.
  5. Adobe 董小红 “诗意的时空——评析侯孝贤电影《戏梦人生》” ,电影评论 2010.5.
  6. Adobe 孙慰川“秉持写实主义精神谋求美与真的统一读侯孝贤的“悲情三部曲”,当代电影2006第五期。.
  7. Adobe 林文淇,戲、歷史、人生:《霸王別姬》與《戲夢人生》中的國族認同,華語電影中的國族寓言與國家認同》。國家電影資料館(2010),46-68.
 

Session 6
Date: 14.11.2016
Time: 18:00 - 20:00
Place: R.201

Wu Hsiu-ching -  Song of the ReedVisiting Filmmaker I:
Screening:
Wu Hsiu-ching -  Song of the Reed 蘆葦之歌
 

Session 7
Date: 15.11.2016
Time: 11:00 - 13:00
Place: R.201

Discussion: Wu Hsiu-ching -  Song of the Reed, Survivor’s Voices: Comfort women in the Japanese military, 1930s and 40s with an introduction by Wu Hsiu-ching
Video Discussion: Wu Hsiu-ching - Song of the Reed

 

Readings:
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  1. Taiwan documentary pays tribute to comfort women, Taiwan Today, August 4, 2015
  2. 何孟瓊,「尋找罪行之後的悲劇改寫」──專訪《蘆葦之歌》導演吳秀菁,(2015)
  3. 李又如,《蘆葦之歌》慰安婦的歷史 讓「她」自己說 ,新新聞【顯像台灣】(2015)
 

Part II: Contemporary Taiwan

Session 8
Date:
23.11.2016
Time: 18:00-21:00
Place: R.201

Su Che-hsien - Fight for JusticeVisiting Filmmaker II:
Screening
: Su Che-hsien - Fight for Justice 進擊之路 (2016)


Session 9
Date: 24.11.2016
Time: 11:00-13:00
Place: R.201

 

Discussion: Su Che-hsien - Fight for Justice 進擊之路, contemporary Taiwan with an introduction by Su Che-hsien
Video Discussion: Su Che-hsien - Fight for Justice 進擊之路

Readings:
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  1. Fight for Justice by Che-hsien SU
  2. 影人,思想的革命是《進擊之路》的第一步-專訪導演蘇哲賢,放映週報第569期,財團法人國家電影中心
  3. 余志虹,堅持尬到贏!「街舞狂潮」導演蘇哲賢尬出電影人生,台灣電影網,影次流行音樂產業局
 

Session 10
Date:
30.11.2016
Time: 18:00 - 21:00
Place: R.201

Yang Dechang/Edward Yang - Yi YiScreening: Yang Dechang/Edward Yang - Yi Yi: A One and a Two 一一 (2000)
 

Session 11
Date:
01.12.2016
Time: 11:00 - 13:00
Place: R.201

Discussion: Yang Dechang/Edward Yang - Yi Yi: A One and a Two 一一, Taipei 2000s
 

Readings:
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  1. Adobe Larry Ling-hsuan Tung, “Rural and Urban Dynamics in Taiwan New Wave Cinema—A Comparative Study of Films by Hou Hsiao-hsien and Edward Yang” Intercultural Communication Studies 2008.XVII/2:235-243.
  2. Adobe Daw-Ming Lee, “Yang, Edward”, Historical Dictionary of Taiwan Cinema, 2013, The Scarecrow Press, 421-428.
  3. Adobe David Sterritt, ‘Edward Yang’, “Dictionary of World Cinema, China2”, Intellect Books, The University of Chicago Press (2015), 60-67
  4. Adobe Sophie Wood, ‘Edward Yang-Manga protegy turned pro, an invisible dialogue’, “Premier Issue: Taiwan Cinema”, Fountain Arts and Living (2006)
  5. 白睿文,楊德昌談楊德昌,光影言語:當代華語片導演訪談錄,麥田出版社.
  6. Adobe 卿萤 „想象都市的一种方式--从杨德昌的电影看台北的再现” Dissertation Sun Yatsen Universität 2009.
  7. Adobe 吳珮慈,凝視背面:《一一》的敘事結構與空間表述體系,電影欣賞雜誌、2006.
  8. 張靚蓓,我是越拍越靠近台北-楊德昌談《一一》 ,張靚蓓的博客.
 

Part III: Continuities between Taiwan under the Japanese and Contemporary Taiwan

Session 12
Date: 07.12.2016
Time: 18:00 - 21:00
Place: R.201

Li Nien-hsiu - Hepei—TaipeiVisiting Filmmaker III:
Screening
: Li Nien-hsiu - Hepei—Taipei 河北-臺北(2015)
 

Session 13
Date: 08.12.2016
Time: 11:00 - 13:00
Place: R.201

Discussion: Li Nien-hsiu - Hepei—Taipei 河北-臺北, 1930s-2000s with an introduction by Li Nien-hsiu
 

Readings:
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  1. HEBEI TAIPEI by Li Nien-hsiu
  2. 李又如,《河北臺北》 60年回不去的路,新新聞
  3. 郭彥岑、陳庭舜,【TIDF】台灣競賽導演專訪:李念修《河北臺北》踏上外省老兵從未實現的返鄉路,台灣國際紀錄片影展
 

Session 14
Date: 14.12.2016
Time: 18:00 - 21:00
Place: R.201

Hou Hsiao-hsien - City of SadnessScreening: Hou Hsiao-hsien - City of Sadness Beiqing Chengshi 悲情城市 (1989)
 

Session 15
Date: 15.12.2016
Time: 11:00 - 13:00
Place: R.201

Discussion: Hou Hsiao-hsien - City of Sadness Beiqing Chengshi 悲情城市 (1989)
 

Readings:
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  1. Adobe Udden, James Nathan, Hou Hsiao -hsien and the aesthetics of historical experience, Dissertation, The University of Wisconsin - Madison, 2003, Chapter III “City of Sadness.”.
  2. Adobe James Udden, “Directors Taiwan: Hou Hsiao-hsen,” Historical Dictionary of Taiwan Cinema (2013), The Scarecrow Press, 188-195.
  3. Adobe Ming-Yeh T. Rawnsley , “Cinema, Historiography and Identities in Taiwan: Hou Hsiao-Hsien’s A City of Sadness”, Asian Cinema (Fall/Winter 2011), Vol.22, No.2: pp. 196–213
  4. 呂彤鄰(翻譯:蕭聿)「從無聲的父親到父親的聲音」,大陸台灣文化論壇:新電影與現代性,香港大學出版社(2004), 139-169..
  5. Adobe 孙犁 “电影《悲情城市》和《海角七号》之异 ”北方文学 2015.4: 153 .
  6. Adobe 孙慰川“秉持写实主义精神谋求美与真的统一读侯孝贤的《悲情三部曲》” 当代电影第五期 (2006).
  7. 張靚蓓,專訪侯孝賢-談《悲情城市》,財團法人電影資料館(2010).
 

Session 16
Date: 22.12.2016
Time: 11:00 - 12:00
Place: R.201

Final Discussion: Taiwan in Film - what can we learn from it?
 

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