Category Archives: Asia

Television: Secret Eats with Adam Richman in Hong Kong


Earlier this week the Travel Channel series Secret Eats with Adam Richman hit Hong Kong.  The series, previously called Man Finds Food and renamed for the second season, features the host Adam Richman (known for his earlier series Man v. Food) traveling a various culinary deistinations across the globe.  With this week’s episode, titled Wok It Out, he and his crew land in the fragrant harbour to explore some food stops slightly off the beaten track. Continue reading Television: Secret Eats with Adam Richman in Hong Kong

The Asian Cinema Studies Conference 2014

Next month, the 2014 ACSS conference will be held in Macau.  Details on the conference can be found below.  I went to the last conference as an attendee (but not a presenter) in 2012 which was held here in Hong Kong at HKU.  It was a good event with many interesting papers on Asian film.  With my main interests being Hong Kong and Chinese film, I tried to sit in on as many related topics as I could.  This year my goal remains the same.  I had hoped to submit a paper, but work just did not allot me the time to put my nose to the academic grindstone as it were.  I’ll be travelling to Macau with my family in tow and splitting time between the conference and spending time with them relaxing.

Based on the current topical rundown, there does not seem to be as many Hong Kong focused papers as in 2012, which is disappointing, but not unexpected considering the trajectory of local cinema in the past few years.  Still, I am looking forward to the academic exchanges and if you plan on attending, drop me a line and we can hook up for tea or Portuguese egg tarts and talk some film.

 

The Asian Cinema Studies Conference 2014

Conference details

 

Ten ACSS conferences have been held since 1988, including five in the United States and one each in Australia, Canada, South Korea, P.R. China, and Hong Kong. Many of the papers presented at ACSS conferences have been published in Asian Cinema and other journals and books.

The 11th ACSS Conference: Post-Asia Film, Media and Popular with be held in Macau SAR on 14-16 July 2014.

 

About the Asian Cinema Studies Society (ACSS):

 

Inaugurated in 1984, ACSS has been dedicated to fostering research in Asian film and related media. It publishes Asian Cinema twice yearly, and features all types of Asian film, including full-length movies, documentaries, animation, and experimental. Nine ACSS conferences have been held since 1988, including five in the United States and one each in Australia, Canada, South Korea and China. Many of the papers presented at ACSS conferences have been published in Asian Cinema and other journals and books.

 

For more information on ACSS and for membership details, visit its website at http://www.umac.mo/fss/comm/acss/Conference.html

 

Taiwan’s military gets some new allies…?

Not to get all political on the China / Taiwan divide, but I saw this commercial featured on Attack of the Show (ATN segment: October 5th).  Considering this in light of the military display put on by the mainland in their National Day parade, I have to say that I find Taiwan’s ‘display of power’ wins out on cool factor (though I admit being a sci-fi geek does make me a bit biased here).   One would gather that after the damage our transformer friends did in the mainland during the second movie, it’s nice to know that the Autobots have found a home in Asia at last….or were those Decepticons we saw?  Maybe we won’t get a really answer until Transformers 3…but if any of us are expecting any answers out of that film, then heaven help us.;)

That being said, China still has the cutest air-force on the planet.

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