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From Leitmotif to Film Noir: China's Rust Belt on the Silver Screen (Dorothee Hou, Moravian University)
Friday, February 04, 2022, 12:00pm - 01:00pm
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This talk is co-sponsored by Rutgers Global-China Office. It is open to the public, but registration is required. Click here to register.



In the 1990s, Chinaʼs northeast, the former bastion of state-owned heavy industry, underwent a massive economic reform, resulting in over 35 million blue-collar workers being laid off. This lecture examines the changing cinematic representations of Chinaʼs Rust Belt, ranging from state-sponsored leitmotif films, to independent documentaries and commercial crime thrillers.


Dorothee X. Hou, Ph.D., is a scholar of Chinese studies and comparative literature. She is an AISANetwork-Luce Foundation postdoctoral fellow at Moravian Universityʼs Department of Modern Languages and Literatures.



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