Animators’ Roundtable Forum: Hong Kong Animation, Zoom Webinar, May 12-14, 2022

The history of Hong Kong animation has always been translocal and transnational. It can be traced back to at least the late 1940s, when some mainland animators and cartoonists in exile like the Wan Brothers, Zhang Guangyu, Liao Bingxiong, and Te Wei made animated shorts and even experimented with the making of an animated feature film … Continue reading Animators’ Roundtable Forum: Hong Kong Animation, Zoom Webinar, May 12-14, 2022

Childhood Memories: Chinese Animation and the Shanghai Animation Film Studio from the Eyes of an Animator’s Son

 By Yan Shuchen; translated by Eva Chang (Panel Chair) Yan Shuchen is the son of Teacher Yan Shanchun. He graduated from the Shanghai University of Political Science and Law in 1990. From 1990 to 1993, Yan Shuchen worked at the People’s Procuratorate in the Jing’an District of Shanghai. Since 1993, he has been working in … Continue reading Childhood Memories: Chinese Animation and the Shanghai Animation Film Studio from the Eyes of an Animator’s Son

Walking Our Own Path and Making Innovations in Chinese Animated Filmmaking

Download PDF By Duan Xiaoxuan; translated by Nick Stember (Panel Chair) Thank you, Ms. Mochinaga, for your wonderful speech. It was very moving. It really took us back to that special historical era. The next speaker is Teacher Duan Xiaoxuan. Teacher Duan was born in 1934, and first entered the Chinese animation industry at the Northeast … Continue reading Walking Our Own Path and Making Innovations in Chinese Animated Filmmaking

Mochinaga Tadahito and Animated Filmmaking in Early New Socialist China

By Mochinaga Noriko; translated by Nick Stember and Yan Chen                                                (Panel Chair) We’re going to have five speakers today, so we will invite them to talk one by one first, then followed by … Continue reading Mochinaga Tadahito and Animated Filmmaking in Early New Socialist China

Welcome Speech

By James Lee; translated by Nick Stember  (Panel Chair) Honored guests, good afternoon! I am Professor Daisy Du Yan from the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology where I conduct research in Chinese animation. First, I would like to thank Professor Billy Kee-long So, Chair of the Division of Humanities, and Professor James Lee, … Continue reading Welcome Speech

Report on Animators’ Roundtable Forum: Chinese Animation and (Post)Socialism

By Hang Wu In April 2017, I worked as a student assistant for the Animators’ Roundtable Forum held at the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology and had the valuable opportunity to get to know the renowned animators involved. Mochinaga Noriko, daughter of Mochinaga Tadahito, shared with me some old photos taken and developed … Continue reading Report on Animators’ Roundtable Forum: Chinese Animation and (Post)Socialism