Prof. Song Hwee Lim (The Chinese University of Hong Kong)
October 20, 2022, 6 - 8 pm
The lecture takes place on-site as well as online.
ON-SITE: University of Zurich, Room RAA G01 (Lecture Hall), Rämistrasse 59, 8001 Zürich
ONLINE: via Zoom. You will get the Link via Email after your registration.
AbstractWhy has Taiwanese film been so appealing to film directors, critics, and audiences across the world? This lecture proposes that because Taiwan is a nation without hard political and economic power, cinema becomes a form of soft power tool that Taiwan uses to attract global attention, to gain support, and to build allies. It shows how this goal has been achieved by Taiwanese directors whose films win the hearts and minds of foreign audiences to make Taiwan a major force in world cinema.
Institute of Asian and Oriental Studies - Chinese Studies
Taiwan Resource Center for Chinese Studies (by the National Central Library of Taiwan (NCL) and the University Library Zurich (UBZH)