Revising Peach Blossom Spring: Cave Narratives in Xie Tieli’s Early Spring in February

Revising Peach Blossom Spring: Cave Narratives in Xie Tieli's Early Spring in February

Mia Liu - CEAS Postdoctoral Associate and Lecturer

Tuesday, September 17, 2013 - 12:00pm to 1:30pm
Room 218, East Asia Library, SML See map
120 High St.
New Haven, CT 06511

Mia Liu studies Chinese cinema and modern art and received her Ph.D. in Art History from the University of Chicago. Her dissertation, The Literati Lenses: Wenren Landscape in Chinese Cinema, exposes how visual themes and motifs that have been established in literati landscape art are re-appropriated and re-invented in Chinese cinema between the 1950s and 1970s. It examines notions of place, monuments, sites, and the tension between word and image in a filmic text and the interstitial space between memory and history. As a Postdoctoral Associate at Yale University, she will be preparing her dissertation for publication and continue her research in Chinese photography, both popular and Salon, from the early twentieth century, as well as in the visual interactions between the photography circles and the cinema. In the fall of 2013, she will be teaching a course titled “Picturing Home and Country in Chinese Cinema.”