What does “ecocinema”—films that are about environmental justice—mean for Chinese cinema? Haomin Gong, assistant professor of Chinese, will address that question at the next Baker-Nord Center for Humanities Faculty-Work-in-Progress event.
Gong will present “Trash, Place, and Chinese Ecocinema: On Wang Jiuliang’s Eco-Documentaries” Thursday, Nov. 19, at noon in Clark Hall, Room 206.
In his talk, Gong will use two documentaries made by the Chinese filmmaker Wang Jiuliang as examples: Beijing Besieged by Waste and Plastic China. Gong will investigate the issues of place and displacement in the forming of the discourse of trash in contemporary China.