Hu Jie on Thinking for Oneself in Mao`s China


Hu Jie on Thinking for Oneself in Mao`s China
The Confucius Institute at PSU Presents Hu Jie on Thinking for Oneself in Mao's China
This talk will introduce the audience to Hu Jie's
work and show clips from three of his
films: Searching for Lin Zhao's Soul, My Mother
Wang Peiying, and Spark.
Hu Jie (胡 杰 ) is an internationally acclaimed documentary filmmaker. In 2012, his films Though I am
Gone and Searching for Lin Zhao’s Soul were named among
the top six must-see Chinese documentaries by Chris
Barry (Professor of Film and Television Studies at Goldsmith, University of London) and La Frances Hui (Film Curator
at Asia Society New York).Though I am Gone won the audience award at the 2007 Shanghai Arts Festival, first place
Documentary Film Festival, and the jury prize at the
in the feature-length category at the inaugural 2008 Chinese
Fourth REEL CHINA Documentary Biennial of Contemporary China in 2008.Searching for Lin Zhao’s Soul was the gold
medal winner in the feature-length category of the inaugural iSunTV Chinese Documentary Film Awards in 2011.
Jennifer Ruth is Associate Professor of literature at Portland State. She
received her BA from Swarthmore College (1991) and her PhD from Brown
University (1999). She is the author of Novel Professions and numerous
articles on nineteenth-century British society and literature. In addition to the
Victorians, her research topics include theories of liberalism and the sociology
of the professions and higher education. She is currently working on two
projects: (1) an Arendtian analysis of freedom and authority in the
nineteenth-century novel; and (2) an inquiry into academic freedom as a
concept in post-Cold War politics.
Time: Friday, Feb 28th, 2014, at 6:30-8:00 PM
Place: School of Business Administration Building
Lecture Hall 490
631 SW Harrison Street, Portland OR 97201
The CI Chinese Corner starts at 6:00 PM
Parking is free after 5:00 PM on Fridays at PSU Parking Structures
Free and Open to the Public
For more information, please send an email to: [email protected] or call Confucius Institute at
Portland State University at 503-725-9810

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