Asian Languages & Cultures Fall Seminar

4:30 PM  - 5:30 PM
Thursday Oct 17, 2013
Neill Hall (formerly Humanities Building) 401

Prof. Wendy Larson, East Asian Languages and Literature from the University of Oregon wll address:

Zhang Yimou and the Politics of Culture: From To Live to Hero.

Zhang Yimou’s Hero (2002) has been widely attacked by film and cultural critics, who often interpret it as an example of fascist aesthetics that supports totalitarianism in general and the Chinese authoritarian state in particular. Although Zhang’s earlier film To Live (1994) was much more popular among intellectuals than was Hero, its crafting of the relationship between political power and culture anticipates the trajectory of the later film. From To Live to Hero, Zhang Yimou questions the viability of culture under the new and developing conditions ofglobalization.

This event is for: Students, Staff and Faculty

Sponsored By: Asian Languages and Cultures

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