Associate Professor of East Asian Languages and Literatures Zhuoyi Wang gave an invited Zoom talk to the Chinese Language Teachers Association (CLTA) on Oct. 10. Nearly 250 people, most of whom are Chinese language teachers across the U.S., attended the Zoom talk. The talk was titled “An introduction to film language: the analysis of To Live (1994) as an example.”
With a focus on To Live (Huo zhe), a film that is frequently used in Chinese language and culture classes, Wang introduced the teachers to the Neo-Formalist film theory. He offered a close analysis of To Live’s story, plot, mise-en-scene, cinematography, editing, and sound, as well as an explanation of how this analytical methodology can aid the film's pedagogical use.