Learn about “ecocinema” in Chinese cinema at next Faculty-Work-in-Progress event

Haomin GongWhat 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.

An informal lunch will be served.

Registration is available online.