Film screening of ‘Seediq Bale’ in post-colonial Taiwan

Cambridge, MA, Tuesday, March 11, 2014— Movie “Seediq Bale” (2011) depicts the Wushe Incident in which a Taiwanese indigenous tribe rose up against the Japanese colonial government. While Seediq Bale captures great box office success, behind it is the common historic memory that is still at play to current political climate in the East Asian region. How can a tribe that disappeared 80 years ago help us understand the 21st century Taiwan? In TYCCNE’s WeMeet, Harvard visiting scholar Dr. Yu-Lin Li will dissect the entangled complex behind the movie.

Dr. Yu-Lin Li now teaches as assistant professor at National Chung-Hsing University Graduate Institute of Taiwan Literature. His diverse research fields include Taiwan literature, comparative literature, Chinese-language movie studies, and translation studies. He is the author of Writing Taiwan: A Study of Taiwan’s Nativist Literature (2008) and Liminality of Translation: Subjectivity, Ethics and Aesthetics (2009).

This WeMeet, titled “Seediq Bale and the post-colonial Taiwan,” is hosted by Taiwan Youth Chamber of Commerce of New England (TYCCNE) at MIT Media Lab (Room 240) at 6:30 pm, March 20 (Thursday). This event is free and open to the public.


Title:                      Seediq Bale and the post-colonial Taiwan

Time:                     6:30 pm, March 20th

Venue:                                 Room 240, MIT Media Lab

75 Amherst Street, Cambridge, MA

Fee:                       Free


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