”Politics of Sound: Cinematic Soundscape and Social Mobilization”, The 12th TCS Open Seminar, Nagoya University 2020

Xinyi Wang Announcement
Subject Fields
Asian History / Studies, East Asian History / Studies, Film and Film History
Dear all, I am pleased to announce that the 12th TCS Open Seminar will be held online at 10:00~12:00 am, 25 September 2020 (JST). Professor Ling Zhang of SUNY Purchase College will give a special lecture titled “Politics of Sound: Cinematic Soundscape and Social Mobilization”.  

Abstract: While listening to a film or singing a song, one cannot help pondering: how do film sound and acoustic culture resonate with particular socio-historical-political situations and struggles? How can they inspire a communal experience and spirit? This talk examines how cinematic soundscape, popular music, and sound media were employed to express messages and sentiments of anti-colonialism and internationalism from the 1930s to the 1960s. Using film examples from mainland China and around the globe, this talk demonstrates how sound could defy national boundaries and linguistic barriers to build far-reaching transnational alliances as well as to mobilize different peoples to struggle in solidarity for progressive ideals.​

 Guest Lecturer: Ling Zhang is an Assistant Professor of Cinema Studies at SUNY Purchase College. Zhang received her PhD from the Department of Cinema and Media Studies at the University of Chicago and specializes in film sound, Chinese-language cinema, and cinematic travel and urbanism. Opening Remarks: Hideaki Fujiki (Professor, Nagoya University) Moderator: Xinyi Wang (Nagoya University) For details, please click this link.  (cms.hum.nagoya-u.ac.jp/tcs/topics/) To register, please click here. (us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZMkfu-srjIvHdN5owC2lnJtN5ELkFMacVx8) Organized by: Xinyi Wang and associate members of the Center for Transregional Culture and Society, the Graduate School of Humanities, Nagoya UniversitySponsored by: the Center for Transregional Culture and Society, and Cinema Studies Unit, the Graduate School of Humanities, Nagoya University
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Xinyi Wang (Master, Cinema Studies, Nagoya University)

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