10/Feb/2016 – Táňa DluhošováAktuality

Taiwan – The Island of Freedom: Film evening and panel discussion - Colonial History and the Democratization Process of Taiwan

Time: March 11, 2016, 6 p.m. Venue: Václav Havel Library, Organisers: Oriental Institute CAS, Václav Havel Library, One World Film Festival 6-7:30 PM The Mountain (director: Su Hung-en, producer: Li Jia-ling, 60min, 2015) – Taiwan from the point of view of an elderly aboriginal man whose personal story reflects the colonial history of the island and shows  a more simple lifestyle in the Taiwanese countryside. Followed by a Q&A with the filmmakers.   7:30-9:30PM Godspeed Taiwan (directors: Jeff Broadway and Kai Boydell, producer: Sam Lang, 50 min, 2013) – The documentary film features recent political history, attempts at a transition towards full-scale democracy and its partial failures. The main protagonist is the political activist and ex-presidential...

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 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...

14/Mar/2015 – Táňa DluhošováAktuality, Veřejná přednáška

Public Talk in Prague II: Prof. Corrado Neri (University of Lyon 3)

  RETROTAIWAN: Cultural Vintage and National Imaginary in Contemporary Sinophone Cinema   Venue: Department of Film Studies, Faculty of Arts, Charles University Náměstí Jana Palacha 1, Prague 1 Time: March 31, 2015, 17:30   Abstract This project aims to develop a theory on a contemporary important trend in Chinese and Taiwanese cinemas. One of the tendencies that seem the more important during the first ten years of the new millennium is the recuperation of vintage imaginary, the very immediate past that is both very close and has already disappeared. Many theoreticians have worked trying to pin down the characteristics of the contemporary, hyper-connected fast-consumption world: immediacy of resources vs. nostalgia of the time passed, resurgence of the mythological vs....

14/Mar/2015 – Táňa DluhošováAktuality, Veřejná přednáška

Public Talk in Prague I: Prof. Ann Heylen (Taiwan National Normal University)

  Historiographical Perceptions of Early Modern Taiwan     Venue: Chiang Ching-kuo International Sinological Center, Faculty of Arts, Charles University, Celetna 20, Praha 1 Time: 25. 3. 2015, 17:30 The very geographical position of Taiwan as an island in the Pacific puts it at the crossroads of maritime and cross-cultural connections in the wake of the age of discovery that began in the 1500s. The 17th century is characterized by the presence of Dutch (1624-1661/1664-68) and Spanish (1626-1642) powers as part of their mercantile expansion endeavour in Asia. Compared to the 202 years of Qing-Manchu rule (1684-1895) and the modernization process developed in the Japanese period (1895-1945), the epoch of 17th century Dutch Formosa and Spanish Hermosa was characterized by...

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 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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