Sponsored by the Simpson Center for the Humanities, the East Asia Center, the Institute for Transnational Studies, and the Department of Comparative Literature

Organized by Yomi Braester and James Tweedie (Comparative Literature)


“Cinema at the City’s Edge” is an international conference devoted to the historically new urban spaces under construction in East Asia and their representation in film and other media. As it investigates the ways that this transformation of Asian cityscapes is visualized and mediated, the conference will stage an interdisciplinary dialogue among scholars of cinema, architecture, and urban studies, and it will place developments in the People’s Republic of China, Japan, Taiwan, Hong Kong, and South Korea within a regional context. 



Ackbar Abbas
Dudley Andrew
Chris Berry
Robert Chi
Darrell Davis
Kyung Hyun Kim
Susie Jie Young Kim
Helen Hok-Sze Leung
Lin Wenchi
Akira Mizuta Lippit
Michael Raine
Emilie Yueh-yu Yeh
Wang Yiman
Zhang Zhen