The Program in Chinese Language and Culture

The Chinese Section of the Department of East Asian Languages and Cultures (EALC) at Washington University, offers the BA and MA degrees in Chinese, and the Ph.D. degrees in Chinese Language and Literature and in Chinese and Comparative Literature.

The Chinese program faculty include five in the professorial ranks and seven full-time lecturers. We offer five years of instruction in modern standard Chinese, putonghua, and a year in classical literary Chinese. Students are also encouraged to participate in our new study in China program at Fudan University in Shanghai.

December 13, 2016 - 1:30pm

Magic Lantern Shows and Early Screen Practice in Colonial Taiwan

Laura Wen, postdoctoral fellow in EALC
Busch 202

What is, and where was, cinema? How might media archaeological inquiries of cinema be unpacked in a colonial context in East Asia? This talk explores early screen practice through the magic lantern shows in colonial Taiwan.