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Forums, Workshops, and Symposiums

Co-Organizer, “International Film Festival Forum,” an International Forum, Xiamen University, China, 26-29 June 2019.


Xiamen University, Xiamen Municipal Government, together with China Film Association and Siming District Municipal Government jointly sponsor the 1st International Film Festival Forum at Xiamen University, which is co-presented by Drama, Film, and Arts Research Center at Xiamen University and the Asian Film & Media Initiative (AFMI) at New York University. I co-organized this forum with Li Xiaohong (Xiamen University) and Zhang Zhen (New York University).



















Co-Organizer, “the Changing Cultural Geographies of Movie Theatres in Asia,” A Film Studies Workshop, The Projector, Singapore, 16 November 2018 


This workshop explores the geo‐cultural and social significance of movie theatres within the urban context in Asia. This workshop is funded by a Ministry of Education (Singapore) Tier‐One Research Grant on Old Cinemas in Asia (PI: LIEW Kai Khiun).


















Co-Organizer, “Redefining Border-Crossing in Global Cinemas,” NTU-ANU Film Studies Symposium, The Australian National University, Canberra, Australia, 2 November 2018

Redefining Border-Crossing in Global Cinemas is a joint film studies symposium between Nanyang Technological University’s College of Humanities, Arts, and Social Science (CoHass) and The Australian National University’s College of Arts and Social Science (CASS).




















Primary Organizer, “Panel Discussion: Secret Spies Never Die!,” 28th Singapore International Film Festival, National Museum of Singapore, Singapore, 26 November 2017. 


Secret Spies Never Die! is the 28th Singapore International Film Festival’s Classics Section. It presents significant spy films and interesting offshoots from the '50s to ‘80s, tracing out a fascinating episode in Asian cinematic history. I co-curated the screening series (six films) with Olivia Tay of SGIFF. Accompanying the Classics program, this panel discussion brought together a group of Bond scholar experts. Approaching the programme’s thematic threads with a transnational context, the discussion touched on Asian Cinema’s appropriation of the Western spy genre.
















Primary Organizer, “NTU-KCL Cinema Studies Workshop,” NTU-King’s College London Joint Cinema Studies Workshop, NTU WKWSCI, Singapore, 24 August 2017.


NTU-KCL Cinema Studies Workshop is a joint cinema studies workshop between Nanyang Technological University and King’s College London. This one-day workshop was an intimate meeting point for further collaborations between two institutions. Participants were Stephen Teo, Liew Kai Khiun, Sangjoon Lee (NTU WKWSCI), K.K. Luke, Scott Anthony, Ting Chun Chun (NTU HSS), Leung Wing Fai, Chris Berry, Victor Fan, Bridget Conor, Virginia Crisp and Rosalind Galt (KCL).












Primary Organizer, “Korean Cinema Workshop #1,” WKWSCI International Workshop, NTU WKWSCI, Singapore, 10 November 2017.


Korean Cinema Workshop #1 brings together scholars in Korean cinema and media studies working primarily in Asia-Pacific – Japan, Hong Kong, Singapore, Australia, and Korea. This one-day workshop is intended to expand cinema and media studies in Singapore to encourage innovative research on South Korean cinema and media studies. Participants were: Hyangjin Lee (Rikkyo University, Japan), Jihoon Kim (Chung-Ang University, Korea), Daniel Martin (KAIST, Korea), Shin Dong Kim (Hallym University, Korea), Jungbong Choi (Hong Kong Baptist University), and Andrew Jackson (Monash University, AU).























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