06/May/2015 – Tana DluhosovaAktuality

Screening of Taiwanese Documentary Film "Sunflower Occupation" followed by discussion

Time: May 18, 2015; beginning 15:50 Venue: Arne Nováka 1 (Faculty of Arts, Masaryk University), room: B2.13 Organizers: Oriental Institute of the Czech Academy of Sciences and Center for Chinese Studies, Faculty of Arts of Masaryk University About the Documentary Film Backed by the Taiwan Documentary Filmmakers’ Union – the existence of which speaks volumes about the importance of the art form to the island’s civil society – Sunflower Occupation (太陽,不遠 The Sun is Not Far) makes for vivid viewing of a revolution in action as students stormed and occupied the Taiwanese legislature on March 18, 2014. While there’s some overlap across the different segments and the imagery and analyses can be uneven, the project provides a useful primer on the...

04/May/2015 – Tana DluhosovaAktuality, Veřejná přednáška

Talk in Brno III: Ming-yeh Rawnsley – "Introduction to Taiwanese Documentaries"

Introduction to Taiwanese Documentaries Dr Ming-Yeh T. Rawnsley Time: May 18, 2015, 14:10–15:40 Venue: Faculty of Arts (Masaryk University), room B2.13 (Arne Nováka 1, Brno) Organizers: Oriental Institute of the Czech Academy of Sciences and Center for Chinese Studies, Faculty of Arts (Masaryk University)   Abstract Since the 1950s, for three decades the majority of Taiwanese documentaries had been produced by government-funded film studios and national television companies. While it may be overly simplistic to condemn all the officially sanctioned newsreels, educational films and documentaries as propaganda, many of these nonfictional films tend to be conservative and institutionalized in terms of subject matter, content, viewpoint and aesthetic style. After the mid-1980s,...

04/May/2015 – Tana DluhosovaNapsali o nás

Interview with Taiwanese Writers

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04/May/2015 – Tana DluhosovaWorkshop

Taiwan Documentary Week in Prague

Taiwan Documentary Week in Prague: “The Vitality and Sustainability of Taiwan Documentary” Date: May 14–16, 2015 Venue: Film and TV School of the Academy of Performing Arts and Svět knihy (Veletržní palác) Prior to the 1980s documentary was a marginalised form of filmmaking in Taiwan. However since the turn of the new century, documentary filmmaking on the island has evolved into an enthusiastic cultural practice, almost outshining the significance of feature films. Many Taiwanese documentaries are made by the Public Television System (PTS), which created a documentary platform, View Point (jilu guandian), in 1999. Several projects shown on View Point proved to be commercially successful in the 2000s when they enjoyed theatrical release. The rise of documentaries in Taiwan has...

22/Feb/2015 – Tana DluhosovaWorkshop

  Description: The aim of the workshop is to embed the phenomenon of bentuhua 本土化 within a broader theoretical discussion about the “spatial turn.” The spatial turn will be understood as an impulse to interdisciplinary research which connects geography, history, and literature. From a methodological point of view, it encourages the fusion of literary studies with sociology. Among the main research questions for the literary critics as well as the historians, geographers, and cultural anthropologists we intend to invite are the following: How and into what extend can a place influence a local community and its cultural production? Are the perception of a place and the resulting identification with it strictly tied to reality, or is it foremost an imaginary place? Is it more...

11/Feb/2015 – Tana DluhosovaNapsali o nás

The Newsletter of the European Association of Taiwan Studies informs about our common activities. EATS News issue...

11/Feb/2015 – Tana DluhosovaAktuality

Venue: Václava Havel Library (Ostrovní 13, 110 00 Praha 1) Time: March 23, 2015, 19:00 In the twentieth century remarkable Chinese literature has developed in Taiwan and it has been recently finding its way to Czech readers.  Ping Lu (b. 1953) a Wu Ming-yi (b. 1971) are going to talk about literature, language and society in Taiwan and about their own work.  Excerpts from their work will be read in Chinese and in Czech translation. The talk will be consecutively interpreted into Czech. The talks are organized by the Oriental Institute of the Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic within the Taiwan Spotlight Framework under the auspices of dr. Samuel Yin, the Chiang Ching-kuo International Sinological Centre at Charles University, and Library of Vaclav Havel. Host: prof. Olga...

11/Feb/2015 – Tana DluhosovaAktuality, Veřejná přednáška

Venue: Theatre Hall, Center of Arts, Palacky University, Univerzitní 3, Olomouc Time: March 26, 2015, 17:00–19:00 In the twentieth century remarkable Chinese literature has developed in Taiwan and it has been recently finding its way to Czech readers.  Ping Lu (b. 1953) a Wu Ming-yi (b. 1971) are going to talk about literature, language and society in Taiwan and about their own work.  Excerpts from their work will be read in Chinese and in Czech translation. The talk will be consecutively interpreted into Czech. The talks are organized by the Oriental Institute of the Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic within the Taiwan Spotlight Framework under the auspices of dr. Samuel Yin and the Chiang Ching-kuo International Sinological Centre at Charles University. Host: Táňa...

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