Panel 12: 9:00am-11:10am, April 20 (Tuesday, Hong Kong time), The Invention of Traditions in Chinese Animation, chaired by John Crespi, Colgate University, USA

Panel 12: 9:00am-11:10am, April 20 (Tuesday, Hong Kong time), The Invention of Traditions in Chinese Animation, chaired by John Crespi, Colgate University, USA “The Invention of Chinese Pictorial Space in Chinese Animation,” Yomi Braester , University of Washington-Seattle, USA “Queering an Icon, Becoming a Demon: A Preliminary Discussion of the 2019 White Snake Animation,” Liang Luo , University of … Continue reading Panel 12: 9:00am-11:10am, April 20 (Tuesday, Hong Kong time), The Invention of Traditions in Chinese Animation, chaired by John Crespi, Colgate University, USA

Panel 11:  9:00am-12:30pm, April 19 (Monday, Hong Kong time), Film Screening and Animators’ Perspectives (in Chinese and English): chaired by Daisy Yan Du, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, Hong Kong SAR

Panel 11:  9:00am-12:30pm, April 19 (Monday, Hong Kong time), Film Screening and Animators’ Perspectives (in Chinese and English): chaired by Daisy Yan Du, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, Hong Kong SAR Premier of Red Squirrel Mai (CGI ink-painting animated feature film, 2020) “From Pleasant Goat to Red Squirrel Mai: On Creative Animation Industry in Contemporary China,” Lo … Continue reading Panel 11:  9:00am-12:30pm, April 19 (Monday, Hong Kong time), Film Screening and Animators’ Perspectives (in Chinese and English): chaired by Daisy Yan Du, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, Hong Kong SAR

Panel 6: 9:00am-11:10am, March 16 (Tuesday, Hong Kong time), Independent Animation in China, chaired by Thomas Lamarre, University of Chicago, USA

Panel 6: 9:00am-11:10am, March 16 (Tuesday, Hong Kong time), Independent Animation in China, chaired by Thomas Lamarre, University of Chicago, USA “The Chinese Animateur 2.0: Playful Technologies and Magical Wonders,” Paola Voci , University of Otago, New Zealand   “Animating the Urban: Cities in 21st Century Chinese Independent Animation,” Isabel Galwey , Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, Hong … Continue reading Panel 6: 9:00am-11:10am, March 16 (Tuesday, Hong Kong time), Independent Animation in China, chaired by Thomas Lamarre, University of Chicago, USA

Panel 5: 9:00am-11:10am, March 15 (Monday, Hong Kong time), Legacy of the 1980s, chaired by Paola Voci, University of Otago, New Zealand

Panel 5: 9:00am-11:10am, March 15 (Monday, Hong Kong time), Legacy of the 1980s, chaired by Paola Voci, University of Otago, New Zealand “Motifs of Science and Technology in Chinese Animation during the Post-Mao Cultural Thaw,” Hua Li , Montana State University, USA  “Adapting Dunhuang in a Transitional Period: Negotiated Intermediality in The Deer of Nine Colors and … Continue reading Panel 5: 9:00am-11:10am, March 15 (Monday, Hong Kong time), Legacy of the 1980s, chaired by Paola Voci, University of Otago, New Zealand

Conference Program: The Inaugural Conference of the Association for Chinese Animation Studies, Zoom Webinar, March 1-May 12, 2021

Webinar Registration (In accordance with the Copyright Ordinance of Hong Kong, please do not photograph and/or video record the film screenings. Violation of copyright laws will result in legal action.)   Panel 1: 9:00am-11:45am, March 1 (Monday, Hong Kong time), Keynote Speeches, chaired by Daisy Yan Du, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, Hong Kong SAR 9:00-9:15am:  Opening … Continue reading Conference Program: The Inaugural Conference of the Association for Chinese Animation Studies, Zoom Webinar, March 1-May 12, 2021

Narratological Analysis of Fellow Ants, Please Be Aware!

By Nick Stember Published in May 1980 by the Shanghai Fine Arts Press, Fellow Ants, Please Be Aware!is a 46 page long, full color lianhuanhua (linked pictures) with an initial print run of 400,000. While traditional narratological analysis (as exemplified by Vladimir Propp) is perhaps difficult to apply to this story given the distinct cultural … Continue reading Narratological Analysis of Fellow Ants, Please Be Aware!

“Our Comrade Sun Wukong”: On Fantasy and Exaggeration in Mountain of Flames

By Linda C. Zhang In 1958, the Shanghai Animation Film Studio released a 35-minute, color, stop-motion puppet animation film, Mountain of Flames (Huoyan shan), directed by Jin Xi. The movie retold a familiar episode from the novel Journey to the West, where Sun Wukong – the Monkey King – must try three successive times to … Continue reading “Our Comrade Sun Wukong”: On Fantasy and Exaggeration in Mountain of Flames

Towards a Eurasian Model of Animated Filmmaking

By Rolf Giesen The Cartoon Forum is a yearly event organized by Cartoon Brussels that brings together TV animation producers from all over Europe to Toulouse, France. Although you will see a variety of incredible work at the Cartoon Forum, the sad truth is that TV is no longer the partner for animation it once … Continue reading Towards a Eurasian Model of Animated Filmmaking