Tuesday, June 16, 12pm: “Can China Make an International Blockbuster?” —Clifford Coonan and Dr. Ying Zhu

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Date(s) - Tuesday, June 16 2015
12:00 pm - 12:30 pm



Can China Make an International Blockbuster?

Clifford Coonan and Dr. Ying Zhu

Tuesday, June 16, 2015

12:00-12:30 p.m.

Doors open 12:00 pm, event starts 12:30 pm.

Please join the FCC for a discussion timed to celebrate the Shanghai Film Festival. Clifford Coonan and Ying Zhu will discuss China’s efforts to improve its domestic film offerings, the future of the Chinese film industry, and Chinese reception to Hollywood films (and vice versa).

Venue details: Fount

Surpass Court, Bldg 5, 570 Yongjia Lu, near Yueyang

永嘉路570号5号楼, 近岳阳路


Admission: FCC members: 100 rmb; Non-members: 150 rmb

Price includes lunch.


About the Speakers:


Clifford Coonan is Asia Bureau Chief of The Hollywood Reporter. For the past 11 years has enjoyed a front-row seat on the world’s second biggest movie market — China — and the fastest growing entertainment sector on the planet — Asia. He is also The Irish Times Beijing Bureau Chief, and has also worked for Variety, The Independent, The Times and The National newspapers, He has made appearances on BBC Radio and NPR. He is especially interested in the relationship between China and overseas entities, and how Hollywood movies play in China, and vice-versa.

Dr. Ying Zhu is a U.S.-based scholar of Chinese cinema and media. She has published eight books, including Two Billion Eyes: The Story of China Central Television (New Press, 2014). She is a professor of media culture at the City University of New York, College of Staten Island, and her publications appear in major academic journals as well as mainstream media including The Atlantic, The Los Angeles Times, The New York Times, and The Wall Street Journal. Zhu also produces current affairs documentary films, including Google vs. China (2011) and China: From Cartier to Confucius (2012), both screened on Netherlands Public Television. She was born and raised in Shanghai.


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