We are delighted to announce that the two-day international symposium Asia Exposure – East Asian Cinema in a Global Context will be held at Coventry University on 11th and 12th February.

Over the course of the past decade, East Asian cinema has emerged on the global scene as both an artistically thriving cultural community and an economically viable commercial commodity. Regular releases from such territories as China, Hong Kong, Japan and South Korea have captured the attention of academics, critics, fan communities and general audiences, with many distinctive directors rapidly building up bodies of work not only because of the international demand for their work, but also due to new avenues for financing and distribution.

As such, there has been much scholarship in the field of East Asian Cinema in recent years, and Asian Exposure aims to develop a network for future interdisciplinary cooperation.

In terms of academic content, this event intends to challenge the boundaries and conventions of the analysis of East Asian Cinema. This will be achieved by considering the production, distribution and reception of such films while also offering new insights into local productions and co-productions which have perhaps been overlooked by scholars and audiences in the West. The symposium will consist of panels and keynotes with participants from a variety of interrelated fields (academia, industry, journalism).

This symposium has been arranged in conjunction with the East Winds: A Third Window Film Festival, to be held at Warwick Arts Centre from February 11-13. The opening film of the festival will be Tetsuya Nakashima’s critically acclaimed thriller ‘Confessions’, which will be preceded by a wine reception. Other screenings include Gen Takahashi’s police corruption saga ‘Confessions of a Dog’, Sion Sono’s true crime thriller ‘Cold Fish and Kuo-fu Chen & Qunshu Gao’s wartime espionage drama ‘The Message’. Gen Takahashi and Qunshu Gao will be in attendance for post-screening Q&A sessions.

Best wishes,
John Berra

Enquiries regarding attendance of Asian Exposure: East Asian Cinema in a Global Context can be sent to John Berrajohn.berra@gmail.com or Colette Balmainbalmacolet@aol.com.

考文垂大学东亚电影协会十分兴奋得向大家宣布2011年2月11日至12日,在考文垂大学文化传播艺术学院将举办名为“曝光:解读世界眼里的东方影屏”,一次关于东亚电影的国际学术交流活动。作为“东风——第三窗口电影艺术节”的重要一部分,站在国际学术的平台上,我们也备感荣幸的得到来自世界各国知名学术者的青睐,最后经过缜密的筛选,我们将会有韩国,加拿大,英国及其他知名学术研究者来访,与大家一起分享和探讨彼此对东亚电影的研究兴趣及方向。