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New Perspectives on Transnational Chinese Culture and History 2013 - Chinese Filmmakers in the United States 2015

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Conference Program Saturday 21 May / Sunday 22 May

PLEASE NOTE: Unless otherwise indicated, all events will be in Room 4.36, Run Run Shaw Tower, Centennial Campus, The University of Hong Kong.

Sunday, 22 May 2016
9:00 - 9:35 Min Kyung (Mia) Yoo (Freie Universität Berlin)
“Obama’s ‘Just War’: Violence in the Hero’s Journey in Popular TV Series”
9:40 - 10:15 Stacy Takacs (Oklahoma State University)
“Exceptional Soldiers: Imagining the Privatized Military on U.S. TV”
10:15 - 10:40 Coffee and Tea Break
10:40 - 11:15 Penny Von Eschen (Cornell University)
“Black Ops Diplomacy: The Foreign Policy of Popular Culture”
11:20 - 11:55 Tony Shaw (University of Hertfordshire)
“The Perfect Cold War Movie for Today? Smoke and Mirrors in Steven Spielberg’s Vision of the Cold War”
12:00 - 1:30 Lunch
1:30 - 2:05 Ross Griffin (Qatar University)
“Humanity’s Greatest Hope: The American Ideal in Marvel’s The Avengers
2:10 - 2:45 Tim Gruenewald (The University of Hong Kong)
“Superhero Films after 9/11: Mitigating ‘Collateral Damage’ in the Marvels Cinematic Universe”