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.
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