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Interrogating Genre / Culture / Gender: The Cinema of Ang Lee

September 1, 2022 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

Dr. Whitney Crothers Dilley (Shih Hsin University), will give a lecture on Ang Lee’s films, titled “Interrogating Genre/Culture/Gender: The Cinema of Ang Lee.” She will examine the key films throughout Lee’s career, his filming techniques and subject matter, with a particular focus on Lee’s history-making achievements with the cultural milestones of Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon, Brokeback Mountain, and Life of Pi. In his earliest films, Lee investigated cross-cultural and generational themes of tradition/modernity and the father figure in his Chinese-language Father Knows Best trilogy, followed by such diverse choices as Sense and Sensibility, The Ice Storm, and even Hulk. This talk will be a retrospective of Lee’s extraordinary career, twice celebrated in 2021 with both the Legion of Honor award in France, and the BAFTA Fellowship in the UK, which highlights the truly global influence of this world-renowned director.

Whitney Crothers Dilley is a professor of English with a dual appointment in The Graduate Institute of Gender Studies at Shih Hsin University in Taipei, Taiwan. Dilley is best known as the author of The Cinema of Ang Lee: The Other Side of the Screen, now in its second edition published by Columbia University Press, as well as From Eileen Chang to Ang Lee: Lust/Caution (Routledge).

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Poster for Lecture on the Cinema of Ang Lee


September 1, 2022
5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
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Greenlaw Hall, Room 223, Donovan Lounge
203 Lenoir Dr.
Chapel Hill, NC 27514 United States
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The Carolina Asia Center supports diverse Asia-related events. However, CAC co-sponsorship of any talk, seminar, documentary screening, film screening, performance or celebration does not constitute endorsement of or agreement with the views presented therein. As an academic institution, we value diverse perspectives that promote dialogue and understanding.

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