Founded in 2003, the NCTU Film Studies Center is comprised of members as follows: Professor Emeritus Ying-Hsiung Chou, Professor Pin-Chia Feng, Professor Ivy I-Chu Chang, Dr Eric K. W. Yu, Dr Kien Ket Lim, Dr Chia-Yi Lee, Dr Shih-Szu Hsu, and Dr Shun-Liang Chao. The current Director is Dr Shih-Szu Hsu.

Since our fully-outfitted “Humanities Cinema” was established, we have spared no effort in the promotion of film, theater, and visual arts studies. In addition to weekly film screenings, we also run workshops, study groups, and seminars in the hope of reaching the following goals:

  1. Provide film lovers in the Hsinchu and Science Park areas with a place to discuss and share ideas;
  2. Enhance cinematic critical skills of undergraduate and graduate students in Taiwan;
  3. Demonstrate the various ways of interpreting films as well as promoting academic exchanges in related fields;
  4. Develop film appreciation skills and sharpen creativity;
  5. Promote academic internationalization by encouraging intercourse between Western theories, English texts, and local film
The members of the Center engage themselves in the issues of visual technology, film aesthetics, and cultural identity: the influence of modern technology on films; the presentation of technological advances in films; the shaping of national and gender identity by films; the progress and re-thinking of film aesthetics; the interlocking relationship between the growth of film and economical, political, and societal conditions; the impact of globalization on Taiwanese films; and the take of new-generation Taiwanese directors on the human body, family life, and social space. By exchanging views with scholars and filmmakers, we can not only promote the standing of Taiwanese films in international academia but also make it possible for Taiwan to communicate to the world through filmic image.

The Center has hosted the following events:

  1. The 2007 International Symposium on Asian Film
  2. Globalization and Film Theory Workshop
  3. (a) February 2005 – June 2005
    (b) September 2005 – January 2006

  4. Taiwanese & Hong Kong Film Festival and Workshop (August 2004 – December 2004)
  5. The Ministry of Education’s 2nd Series to Enhance Undergraduate Education:“Seminar on Art & Motion Pictures”(January 2004 – June 2004)
  6. Mini-workshop on Edward Yang (December 2003)


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