The University of Idaho Confucius Institute will host the Chinese Cinema in a Global Context conference. The two-day conference will feature panel discussions with 25 Chinese film scholars discussing the history of Chinese engagement with the world of film.
A free screening of the Shaw Brothers' 1967 martial arts film "One-Armed Swordsman" will begin at 8 p.m. Sunday at Kenworthy Performing Arts Centre, 508 S. Main St., Moscow.
Stanley Rosen, professor of political science at the University of Southern California and an expert on China-Hollywood cooperation and conflict, will present "China's Use of Film in Its Pursuit of Soft Power: Structural and Self-Imposed Limits in China's Competition with Hollywood" at 8 a.m. Monday in the Clearwater Room of the Idaho Commons, 875 Perimeter Drive, Moscow.
Poshek Fu, professor of history at the University of Illinois and leading scholar of Hong Kong film, will present "Mandarinization of Hong Kong Cinema, MP&GI, Shaw Brothers and the Cold War" at 5 p.m. Monday in the Clearwater Room.
The film screening and all panel discussions are free.
For information on the conference, visit www.uidaho.edu/chinesecinemaconference.