Childhood Memories: Chinese Animation and the Shanghai Animation Film Studio from the Eyes of an Animator’s Son

 Yan Shuchen; translated by Eva Chang (Panel Chair) Yan Shuchen is the son of Teacher Yan Shanchun. He graduated from the Shanghai University of Political Science and Law in 1990. From 1990 to 1993, Yan Shuchen worked at the People’s Procuratorate in the Jing’an District of Shanghai. Since 1993, he has been working in the … Continue reading Childhood Memories: Chinese Animation and the Shanghai Animation Film Studio from the Eyes of an Animator’s Son

An Authentic Animator

Download PDF Yan Dingxian; translated by Nick Stember (Panel Chair) Thank you, Teacher Duan, for your wonderful speech. I believe everyone has learned a lot. Our next speaker will be Teacher Yan Dingxian. He was born in 1936 and graduated from the Beijing Film Academy in 1953. That same year, he joined the Shanghai Animation … Continue reading An Authentic Animator

Walking Our Own Path and Making Innovations in Chinese Animated Filmmaking

Download PDF Duan Xiaoxuan; translated by Nick Stember (Panel Chair) Thank you, Ms. Mochinaga, for your wonderful speech. It was very moving. It really took us back to that special historical era. The next speaker is Teacher Duan Xiaoxuan. Teacher Duan was born in 1934, and first entered the Chinese animation industry at the Northeast Film … Continue reading Walking Our Own Path and Making Innovations in Chinese Animated Filmmaking

Mochinaga Tadahito and Animated Filmmaking in Early New China

Download PDF Mochinaga Noriko; translated by Nick Stember                                                                 (Panel Chair) We’re going to have five speakers today, so we will invite them to talk one … Continue reading Mochinaga Tadahito and Animated Filmmaking in Early New China

Welcome Speech

James Lee; translated by Nick Stember  (Panel Chair) Honored guests, good afternoon! I am Professor Daisy Du Yan from the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology where I conduct research in Chinese animation. First, I would like to thank Professor Billy Kee-long So, Chair of the Division of Humanities, and Professor James Lee, Dean … Continue reading Welcome Speech

Report on Animators’ Roundtable Forum: Chinese Animation and (Post)Socialism

Hang Wu In April 2017, I worked as a student assistant for the Animators’ Roundtable Forum held at the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology and had the valuable opportunity to get to know the renowned animators involved. Mochinaga Noriko, daughter of Mochinaga Tadahito, shared with me some old photos taken and developed in … Continue reading Report on Animators’ Roundtable Forum: Chinese Animation and (Post)Socialism

Lotus Lantern and the Making of the First Commercial Animated Feature Film in Mainland China──An Interview with Animator Chang Guangxi

Amber Xu The 1980s, an era of reform and opening up in China, witnessed unprecedented predicaments and challenges for the Shanghai Animation Film Studio and Chinese animation at large. One crucial change was that animated filmmaking at the Shanghai Animation Film Studio, a state-owned enterprise during the socialist decades (1949-1976), had to go into the … Continue reading Lotus Lantern and the Making of the First Commercial Animated Feature Film in Mainland China──An Interview with Animator Chang Guangxi

Animators’ Roundtable Forum: Chinese Animation and (Post)Socialism

Download PDF Animators’ Roundtable Forum: Chinese Animation and (Post)Socialism Hong Kong University of Science and Technology April 27-28, 2017 Films produced in socialist China (1949-1976) have often been regarded as political propaganda without much artistic creativity. Contrary to this stereotype, however, it was during these decades of “suppression of literature and arts” that Chinese animation … Continue reading Animators’ Roundtable Forum: Chinese Animation and (Post)Socialism