Fireworks scheduled for Saturday, January 28. There will be booths, free food, and performances in Tisch Commons from 7:30pm – 9:00pm and the fireworks will be set off in Mudd Field from 9:00 - 9:15pm.
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.
The year 1989 has been commonly accepted as the official end of the Cold War, epitomized by the worldwide broadcasting of the fall of the Berlin Wall on November 9. Since then, political scientists and historians have provided the world a wealth of information about what went on during the Cold War: the intricate intertwine of proxy wars, espionage, diplomatic maneuvering, and propaganda campaigns across the globe. The Cold War may have been declared a closed chapter of history, but its effects and ramifications continue on even today. The focus of this conference, “Sights and Sounds of the Cold War in the Sinophone World,” is to explore some of such effects and ramifications, particularly in the East Asian region and specifically in the three Sinophone areas: Mainland China, Taiwan, and Hong Kong.