Time, Space & Being: On Wong Kar-wai

10 March 2016 (Thu), 4:30-6:30 p.m.
At Tan Chin Tuan Lecture Theatre

Wong Kar-wai may be considered the most mythical and stylistic Hong Kong film director of all. The lecture will explore how his Hong Kong trilogy, “Days of Being Wild (1991),” “Fallen Angels (1995),” and “In the Mood for Love (2000),” with their unconventional use of camera and visual-audio media, represents the intellectual reaction to Hong Kong’s identity through the lens of belonging, being, and becoming.


Professor Haili Kong has been teaching  Chinese Language, literature, and cinema at Swarthmore College since 1994.  His publications incude The Melancholic Northeastener (1998), One Hundred Years of Chinese Cinema (2006), and Beijing: From Imperial Capital to Olympic City (2007).