The Guest’s View: Some Thoughts on Director Ann Hui’s Work | City Inscribed


Wednesday, January 17, 2018 - 19:00 to 21:00


Auditorium, Asian Centre
1871 West Mall
V6T 1Z2 Vancouver , BC


With reference to the acclaimed Hong Kong director Ann Hui 許鞍華, this lecture discusses the notion of “the guest’s perspective” in relation to Chinese idiom, cinematic form, and contemporary migration controversies. The lecture will include remarks on the film Night and Fog 天水圍的夜與霧 (2009).

7pm Lecture
6pm Reception with light refreshments

Free & open to the public. Registration required. 


About the Presenter

Rey Chow is Anne Firor Scott Professor of Literature at Duke University, USA. Her publications in the last decade include Sentimental FabulationsContemporary Chinese Films (2007); Entanglements, or Transmedial Thinking about Capture (2012); and Not Like a Native Speaker: On Languaging as a Postcolonial Experience (2014). Chow is an elected fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and serves on the boards of over 55 journals, book series, and research centers around the world. Her writings have appeared in more than ten languages. With James A. Steintrager, she is the coeditor of the anthology Sound Objects, forthcoming from Duke University Press in 2018.