Just Images: Ethics and Chinese Documentary


Saturday, April 30, 2011, 9:00am to 5:00pm

Just Images: Ethics and Chinese Documentary

9:45 am      Opening Remarks

10:00 am-12:00 pm            
Panel 1: Can the Subaltern Speak on Camera
Between Private and Public: Documenting Prostitution in Contemporary China
Carlos Rojas, Duke University
Victims vs. Activists: Two Approaches to AIDS Villages
Ying Qian, Harvard University
In Contact with Responsibility: Physical Attacks in Chinese Documentary
Qi Wang, Georgia Institute of Technology
Aftershock and 1428 (tentative)
Eileen Chow, Duke University
Discussant: Zhong Xueping, Tufts University

1:00 pm-3:00 pm                
Panel 2: Subjects and Objects
Documentary Apathy and Sympathy: Liu Xiaodong between Canvas and Camera
Eugene Wang, Harvard University
Documentary Opacity
William Schaefer, University of Rochester
Documentarizing Fiction: Sascha Pohle's Reframing the Artist, Made in Dafen Village
Winnie Wong, Harvard University
Asylum: The photographs of Lu Nan
Claire Roberts, Australian National University/Harvard-Yenching Institute
Discussant: Toby Lee, Harvard University

3:15 pm-4:45 pm
Panel 3: Contact Zones
Voicing the Queer Subject in Contemporary Chinese Documentary
Luke Robinson, University of Nottingham
Subject to Movement:  Wu Wenguang and the Ethics of Self-Othering
Yingjin Zhang, University of California, San Diego
“Just Images” of the Cultural Revolution: Antonioni’s Chung Kuo and Ivens/Loridan’s How Yukong Moved the Mountains
Jie Li, Harvard University
Discussant: Carma Hinton, George Mason University 

5:00 pm-6:00 pm     Roundtable Discussion

Sponsored by the Fairbank Center for Chinese Studies, the Rockefeller Fund for Asian Art, and Emergent Visions: Independent Chinese Documentary Series
Contact: yingqian2009@gmail.com
Location: CGIS South, Tsai Auditorium (S010), 1730 Cambridge Street, Harvard University