The Diaspora Studies Graduate Workshop, scheduled to take place on Wednesday 14 March, is postponed owing to ongoing industrial action.
It is anticipated that Francesca Young Kaufman's presentation will be rescheduled later in the semester. (see below for original listing)
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Francesca Kaufman (University of Edinburgh): Ways of Seeing: Chinese rural-urban migration and its representation on film in the 1990s
In the last decade of the twentieth century, a number of filmmakers working on the margins of the state-sponsored cinema industry in the People’s Republic of China engaged with the widespread phenomenon of rural-urban migration in their films. In her paper, Francesca argues that that the representational modes used to depict migrants in these films construct a way of seeing the rural population which suggests the perception of a diaspora within China’s cities.
[Diaspora Studies Graduate Programme]