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Chinese American Film Festival 2012 - Chen Xihe
In 2011, the Academy for International Communication of Chinese Culture (AICCC) conducted a survey of international views toward Chinese cinema. The AICCC concluded that foreign audiences simply don't understand Chinese films and culture. To discuss this, AICCC selected five films that provided popular in China. At USC five AICCC scholars will discuss these films and other issues with American specialists.
Jointly established by Beijing Normal University and International Data Group (IDG) , the Academy for International Communication of Chinese Culture aims to introduce and disseminate Chinese culture worldwide more effectively and contribute to a harmonious world culture through solid, in-depth research and art works with Chinese characteristics by effectively integrating resources from Beijing Normal University, IDG, relevant government departments, enterprises, non-profit organizations and communities.
Chen Xihe graduated from The Arts Academy of China with a master degree and The Ohio State University with a Ph.D. degree and served as a research fellow and deputy director at Research Department of China Film Research Center (Beijing) in the 1980’s, and now is a professor and deputy dean at School of Film and TV Art and Technology, Shanghai University，and the Vice-Chair of Asian Cinema Studies Society.
This video is also available on the USCI YouTube Channel.
For the rest of the Film Festival Speakers:
Ying Zhu looks at new developments for Chinese and global streaming services.
David Zweig examines China's talent recruitment efforts, particularly towards those scientists and engineers who left China for further study. U.S. universities, labs and companies have long brought in talent from China. Are such people still welcome?