Early Cinema in Colonial Taiwan
Friday, March 4, 2022
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Sponsored by UH MMI, MCL, RHA and Institute for Global Engagement, this event will feature a talk by guest speaker Dr. Laura Wen, catering food, and games! Talk abstract: What was cinema in colonial East Asia? How do we approach the ephemeral film history in colonial Taiwan? This talk introduces early film culture in Taiwan and explores the intermediality between cinema and other popular media during the first half of the twentieth century. Some rare images and archival materials concerning colonial magic lantern shows, talkies, and eight-millimeter films will be presented during the talk.