Department of Cultural Studies, Lingnan University
Referencing the “I Sing While Walking: Tsai Ming-Liang’s Stories and Songs” event series to illustrate his theory, the Hong Kong scholar Ackbar Abbas delivers a public lecture on the Second New Wave of Taiwanese cinema and the rendering of time. Drawing upon the aural relation between Taiwan and Hong Kong, “Filmic Landscapes” examine how our memories become imbued with the moving images we’ve watched throughout our lives.
A professor of comparative literature at the University of California, Irvine, Ackbar Abbas was previously the chair of comparative literature and a co-director of the Centre for the Study of Globalization and Cultures at the University of Hong Kong, China. His research interests include globalisation, Hong Kong and Chinese culture, architecture, cinema, postcolonialism, and critical theory. His book Hong Kong: Culture and the Politics of Disappearance was published by the University of Minnesota Press in 1997. He also served as a Contributing Editor to Public Culture, an academic journal published by Duke University Press.