Join RADII’s CROSSxTALK Clubhouse on Chinese Cinema
This has been a surprising year for the portrayal of “Chinese” films during Hollywood awards season – four films with different types of ties to China sparked conversation as they circled major nominations and awards.
We therefore invited several industry experts – all contributors to our megalist “100 films to understand China” – to discover with us the sometimes difficult relationship between China and the global box office.
100 movies to watch to help you understand China
They will be on our Clubhouse Stage at 10:00 p.m. EST on March 25 (Thursday) or 10:00 a.m. China Standard Time on March 26 (Friday).
Chen Qiufan, also known as Stanley Chen, is an award-winning science fiction writer, whose long and short prose has been widely praised for addressing topics such as the environment, Chinese identity, and human behavior in time emergency. His works have been published in numerous international science fiction magazines with translations into German, French, Korean, Italian, Japanese and other languages.
Samantha culp is a writer, producer and creative strategist who has traveled extensively between the United States and greater China. Her work examines the changing flows of global culture, emerging creative economies, and the mobilization of storytelling for social change. She produced the criminal justice documentary series Confession tapes and Exhibit A for Netflix, and was a consulting producer on the World Food Series Ugly delicious.
Michael berry is the director of the UCLA Center for Chinese Studies. His research areas include modern and contemporary Chinese literature, Chinese cinema, popular culture in modern China, and literary translation. He is currently working on a monograph exploring the United States as it was imagined through Chinese cinema, from 1949 to the present day.
Click here to join the Clubhouse chat at March 25 (Thursday) 10 p.m. U.S. Eastern Standard Time, 10 a.m. China Standard Time, March 26 (Friday).