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Poster for Yiran Gao talk

CEAPS Brown Bag | Yiran Gao, "Public Space in Historical Movements: the Visualization of Collective Memory"

Event Type
Lecture
Sponsor
Center for East Asian and Pacific Studies; Institute of Communications Research
Location
306 Coble Hall
Virtual
wifi event
Date
Feb 24, 2023   1:00 - 2:30 pm  
Speaker
Yiran Gao (Institute of Communications Research; UIUC)
Cost
Free
Registration
Registration
Contact
Yuchuan Shen
E-Mail
ycshen2@illinois.edu
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Originating Calendar
CEAPS Events Calendar

*This is a hybrid event.
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Summary:
Social upheavals in twentieth-century China since the late Qing dynasty have profoundly impacted both individuals and society and left traumatic marks on collective memory. Chen Kaige’s Film Farewell My Concubine is one of the few movies that incisively recalls and reflects these memories in public. This talk focuses on the film’s use of visual language in representing public space during various social movements to analyze the site of collective memory. More specifically, this talk interrogates how slogan banners, which hint at the changing of regimes and eras, in a Peking Opera theatre that serves as a public space of assembly situate the film and form a traumatic past for contemporary audiences.
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Bio:
Yiran Gao is a doctoral student at the Institute of Communications Research. Her interdisciplinary research interests lie at the intersection of media studies, critical cultural studies, science and technology studies, and global studies. Her current research focuses on the roles and the impact of digital media on the formation of the digital public sphere at a transnational level.

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