Shadow History--Archive and Intermediality in Chinese Cinema: A conference in honor of the Paul Kendel Fonoroff Collection

Conference/Symposium | October 12 | 4-6 p.m. | Berkeley Art Museum Pacific Film Archive, Osher Theater

 2155 Center Street, Berkeley, CA

 Center for Chinese Studies (CCS), Institute of East Asian Studies, C.V. Starr East Asian Library, Townsend Center for the Humanities, Berkeley Art Museum (BAMPFA), Film and Media Department

This meeting honors the Paul Kendel Fonoroff Collection, a unique and invaluable archive of print materials and ephemera documenting nearly a century of Chinese cinema and media culture, and recently acquired by the C. V. Starr East Asian Library at the University of California, Berkeley. The conference will span two and half days of scholarly talks and workshops, in conjunction with a museum exhibition in the grand atrium of the Berkeley Art Museum Pacific Film Archive (BAMPFA) of rare Chinese film posters. There will also be a series of public screenings of early Chinese cinema at BAMPFA.

A Golden Age of Chinese Cinema, 1947-52

Saturday, September 30, 8 PM
Spring in a Small Town
Fei Mu (China, 1948)
Introduction by Andrew F. Jones, UC Berkeley

Sunday, October 1, 2:30 PM
The Story of Wuxun
Sun Yu (China,1948)

Saturday, October 7, 7:30 PM
Bright Day
Cao Yu (China, 1948)

Thursday, October 12, 7 PM
Long Live the Misses
Hu Sang (China, 1947)
Introduction by Paul Fonoroff

Friday, October 13, 7 PM
Quest for a Long-Lost Husband
Tan Youliu (Hong Kong, 1950)
Introduction by Yingjin Zhang, UC San Diego

Saturday, October 14, 8 PM
Xu Changlin (China, 1948)
Introduction by Weihong Bao, UC Berkeley

Saturday, October 21, 6:30 PM
Window to America
Huang Zuolin, Shi Hui, Ye Ming (China, 1952)