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Workshop on Nation, Gender, and Genres: Literature and Film from Taiwan and Korea, 1930s~1960s
Date: 7 August 2015 

Korean Studies, School of Modern Lanagugaes and Cultures, The University of Hong Kong. 

Workshop on Nation, Gender, and Genres: Literature and Film from Taiwan and Korea, 1930s~1960s"

Co-organized by Pei-yin Lin (School of Chinese) & Su Yun Kim (Korean Studies Programme)
Supported by the Louis Cha Fund & China-West Strategic Research Theme Fund

August 7, 2015 (Friday); 9:30am to 5:30pm

Room 730 Run Run Shaw Tower, Centennial Campus, HKU

Participants (in alphabetic order)
Presenters: Discussants:
Kelly Jeong (U of California, Riverside)
Su Yun Kim (HKU)   
Pei-yin Lin (HKU) 
Misawa Mamie (Nihon University)    
Moonim Baek (Yonsei University, Korea)
Ruth Barraclough (ANU)
Faye Kleeman (U of Colorado, Boulder)
Kinnia Yau (Chinese U of Hong Kong)

  Presenter Paper title Discussant 
Session 1
Pei-yin Lin Gendered Modernity: The Characterization of Women in Popular Romance from Taiwan in the 1930s Faye Kleeman
Session 2
Su Yun Kim Intermarriage: Assimilation or Just Another Romance Story? Faye Kleeman
11:00~11:10 Break    
Session 3
Misawa Mamie Visualizing the process of becoming Japanese: Film in Colonial Taiwan Civilian Dojo  Kinnia Yau
Session 4
Kelly Jeong Enlightening the Other: Colonial Korean Cinema and The Question of Audience Mooim Baek
Session 5
Misawa Mamie Sinosizing the Taiwanese: Ritual Programs of ROC’s National Anthem Film Kinnia Yau
Session 6
Pei-yin Lin Beyond the Limits of Anti-Communist Literature: The Cases of Wang Lan and Guo Lianghui Mooim Baek
15:45~16:00 Break    
Session 7
Kelly Jeong The Spectacle of Affect: Postwar Melodrama Films Ruth Barraclough
Session 8
Su Yun Kim Kim Naes┼Ćng and his Postcolonial Genre Hybridity Ruth Barraclough
17:30 ~18:00 Roundtable Presenters and Discussants Only  

All are welcome to attend the 8 presentations. No registration is required.
Apologies that we won’t be taking questions from the audience due to the time limit.

For any enquiries email the organizers at or


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