Nov 10 2022


5:00 pm - 6:30 pm


Department of Comparative Literature

Department of Comparative Literature

Book Talk | Hollywood in China: Behind the Scenes of the World’s Largest Movie Market


Professor Ying Zhu, Academy of Film, Hong Kong Baptist University



Alvin K. Wong, Department of Comparative Literature, School of Humanities, HKU


Date: ThursdayNovember 10, 2022

Time: 5:0p(Hong Kong Time)

Venue: On Zoom and F2F

All are welcome. Registration is required.

For registrants who select Zoom, we will send you the link prior to the event. For registrants who select Face-to-Face (F2F), we will write to you prior to the event with the venue location. There is a limited quota for F2F and we apologise if we are unable to accommodate all requests. All F2F participants must comply with the University’s campus access control measures.

“Hollywood in China” unravels the century-long relationship between Hollywood and China. Blending cultural history, business, and international relations, the book charts multiple power dynamics and teases out how competing political and economic interests as well as cultural values are manifested in the art and artifice of filmmaking on a global scale, and with global ramifications. The book is an inside look at the intense business and political maneuvering that is shaping the movies and the U.S.-China relationship itself—revealing a headlines-grabbing conflict that is playing out not only on the high seas, but on the silver screen.

Ying Zhu is the founder and chief editor of the peer-reviewed academic journal “Global Storytelling: Journal of Digital and Moving Images.” The recipient of a fellowship from the National Endowment for the Humanities, she is the author of four books including “Hollywood in China: Behind the Scenes of the World’s Largest Movie Market” and “Two Billion Eyes: The Story of China Central Television,” and co-editor of six books including “Soft Power with Chinese Characteristics: China’s Campaign for Hearts and Minds.” Previously on the faculty at the City University of New York, she is now a professor in the Academy of Film at the Hong Kong Baptist University and an adjunct professor in the School of Arts at the Columbia University.

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