SOAS University of London

Centre of Taiwan Studies

Documentary Film Screening of "Taiwan, Province of China" (不曾消失的台灣省) and Q&A with Fu Yue

Fu Yue (傅榆)

Date: 20 June 2019Time: 10:00 AM

Finishes: 20 June 2019Time: 12:00 PM

Venue: Russell Square: College Buildings Room: KLT

Type of Event: Summer School

As this event is part of our SOAS Centre of Taiwan Studies Summer School, we kindly ask that you register to attend

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As someone who grew up in a family that wasn’t originally from Taiwan, I didn’t identify with ‘Taiwan’ at first. With the term ‘Taiwan Province’ now consigned to the dustbin of history, I aim to review my past from the vantage point of one’s ‘province of origin’. FU Yue: ‘Why am I so obsessed with the issue of Taiwanese political identity? I realise I had never given this much thought. Initially I thought this was only because I’m fanatic when it comes to politics, but given this chance…to work with archival footage, I’ve discovered that I’ve been so obsessed only because I was hurt in the past. This may be a self-indulgent, self-cathartic process, but I still hope this can bring forth dialogue with present-day Taiwan.’

Speaker Biography

Fu Yue Profile

Born in Taipei, 1982.  Fu Yue graduated from Institute of Sound and Image Studies of Tainan National University of Arts in 2008, now worked in documentary film production. She mainly explore young people’s ideals and attitudes towards Taiwan’s political and economic landscape. Her films have received several awards at the youth film festival in China, Hong Kong and Taiwan. "Dialogue between Blue and Green" won the Best Documentary at the 2013 First International Film Festival Xining. "A Perfect Crash " won the Best Short Documentary at the 2016 Hong Kong Chinese Documentary Festival. "Our Youth In Taiwan " won the Best Documentary at the 2018 Taipei Golden Hourse Awards and Taipei Film Awards.

Organiser: SOAS Centre of Taiwan Studies

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