East Palace, West Palace aka Behind the Forbidden City, by controversial independent director Zhang Yuan 张元, was the first Chinese feature film to deal overtly with gay life in the PRC.
Time: Tuesday 24 January, 6.30pm
Place: IAS Seminar Room 11, First Floor, South Wing, Wilkins Building
Chinese film evening, 17/01/2017: Inner Senses (Yidu kongjian 异度空间), dir. Law Chi-leung (Luo Zhiliang) 罗志良, 2002.
A Hong Kong psychological horror movie starring Leslie Cheung (Zhang Guorong 张国荣), exploring themes of hallucination, clinical depression, psychological trauma and suicide. More...
The film that inaugurated the 'Sixth Generation' of Chinese cinema. More...
Based on the life and career of Pei Yanling 裴艳玲 – a famous female performer of male roles in Hebei opera – Huang Shuqin's 黄蜀芹 extraordinary Woman Demon Human (Ren gui qing 人鬼情, 1987) has been acclaimed as China's first feminist film. More...
Yan Liu 刘焱
Yan Liu is a fourth-year PhD student in the History of
Science department at Harvard University. He studies
the history of Chinese medicine in the Middle Ages. He
is particularly interested in religious healing, the history
of emotions, and the exchange of medical knowledge
between China and the West. His dissertation examines
the evolution of pharmacology in China from the 5th to
the 10th century, with a focus on the use of poisons (du)
as therapeutic agents.
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