Film Screening and Q&A of Our Youth in Taiwan (Global Taiwan Studies Program, University of Toronto)
Worlding Taiwan-China Relations: Film Screening and Q&A of Our Youth in Taiwan
Film Screening: March 8 (12 pm) to March 14 (11:59 pm EST)
Q&A with Professor Michelle Cho: March 12 (16-17:00 pm EST)
Professor Michelle Cho is an assistant professor of East Asian Popular Cultures in the Department of East Asian Studies, and graduate faculty in Cinema Studies, University of Toronto. Her research interests include East Asian cinema, television, video, and pop music, genre cinemas, social media platforms, and Korean-wave pop culture fandoms.
Best known for its unconventional treatment of the Sunflower Movement and the 2018 Golden Horse debate on Taiwanese sovereignty it generated, Our Youth In Taiwan (我們的青春，在台灣) is a story of resistance, collaboration, and frustration between three protagonists: Cai Boyi, a politically engaged mainland Chinese student in Taiwan; Chen Wei-ting, a student leader of Taiwan's Sunflower Movement; and Fu Yue, the documentary filmmaker. As the three protagonists' interwoven narratives unfold, the meanings of democracy, national belonging, social movement, political engagement, sexuality, and even filmmaking are called into question.
Based in the Global Taiwan Studies Program at the Asian Institute, University of Toronto, The Taiwan Gazette is a student-run online platform that aims to introduce Chinese-language sources about Taiwan, Hong Kong, and China to a wider readership across the English-speaking world. It also features Taiwan-related student research and introduces scholarly works which approach Taiwan in critical perspectives and methods.