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Conference CFP: Contextualizing Asian Ecocinema

2016 March 4
by Shared by Steve Rust

“Contextualizing Asian Ecocinema: Past and Future”

27 and 28 May 2016 (Friday and Saturday), The University of Hong Kong

Organized by the Department of Comparative Literature and the Centre for the Study of
Globalization and Cultures (CSGC), The University of Hong Kong.

With growing awareness of global environmental issues and increasing interests in the
study of Asian films in relation to ecocritical theories, this 2-day conference seeks to
assemble international scholars and expand the field of ecology and film towards a
broader coverage in its Asian context.
From cinematic depictions of Asian environmental crises, films revealing environmental
impacts brought about by transnational networking and exchange, to artistic
representations of human, nature, wilderness and ecology, ecological issues in Asia have
been exposed to the outside world through fictional films, documentaries and various
forms of media.
With a view to add to the innovative and groundbreaking efforts made by debates on
ecocinema in the western context, this conference on Asian Ecocinema aims to provide a
forum for scholars of film and media studies to exchange new research in three major
– New ecocritical approaches in Asian cinema
– Contemporary ecological issues in greater China and Asian context
– Eco-film language and conventions, genres, and philosophical implications in Asian Cinema
We invite proposals of 250-300 words for consideration. Please also include a brief
biography of no more than 100 words and a short working bibliography with your
proposal. Selected presentation papers will be invited for a forthcoming publication
project on Asian Ecocinema studies. The deadline for proposals is March 10, 2016.

Successful presenters will be notified of their acceptance by March 18, 2016. We regret
that we cannot provide any funding for transportation or accommodation.

Please send proposals to BOTH Winnie Yee ( and Kiu-wai Chu
( by March 10, 2016.

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