YOUNG PROGRAMMERS SELECTION – Diversity of Chinese Cinema and Minority Groups in China

“There are 56 ethnic groups in China. The diverse stories of different ethnic groups on the screen contributes to the diversity of Chinese cinema. Both the collections of classic Chinese films and films of Chinese minority ethnic groups involve films that are made by the most prominent Fourth, Fifth and Sixth Generation of Chinese Filmmakers and the latest new filmmakers of China.

From the film The Horse Thief made in the year 1986 to the River Road made in 2014, the Chinese film industry and film cultures witnessed massive changes. While the Chinese film industries growing rapidly during these years, the major roles that used to be played by the state-owned studios are now played by different types of producers. In recent years, the films that tell stories about minority ethnic groups are frequently paid attention to by the worldwide audiences.”

Li Peize
  • Li Peize
  • Co-editors-in-chief, Frames Cinema Journal
  • PhD Candidate, University of St. Andrews, 2017 – to date
  • MA in Film Studies, Queen’s University Belfast, 2016
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Chinese Culture Quiz 2020

Here comes the Quiz time!

While you are joining in the celebration of the CNY2020 events, why not take a chance to challenge yourself a bit by answering the quiz?

You will be able to find the quiz sheets in red envelopes in the McClay Library and around campus. Answer the questions in the quiz before Monday 10th Feb and win your chance to be awarded a prize! Alternatively, you can download a copy below.

Chinese New Year Celebrations at Queen’s 2020

The CNY Celebrations at QUB falls on Mon 20/01/20, featuring a launch event, a Chinese Dragon Dance and interactive cultural displays.

About this event

The Launch Event is scheduled between 12:00 and 13:00 with refreshments at the end in the Auditorium, McClay Library, followed by a Chinese Dragon Dance and Procession beginning outside the Library, moving to the front of the Lanyon Building and finally the Main Site Tower where the interactive cultural displays and workshops, with music, will continue.

This event will also launch a series of presentations, providing opportunities to anyone that would like to gain insights into contemporary Chinese culture, as well as the experiences of Chinese people living and working in Belfast, through a series of interactive talks or panel discussions from a cohort of speakers, both academics and students, as part of the ‘Chinese Culture Forum 2020‘.

During this year’s celebrations, we will also be promoting a student-led Chinese Language Interest Group (Chinese-LIG), a learning community that aims to enhance a better understanding of Chinese culture through learning its language, with activities taking place throughout the academic year.