Events: Cine-East Film Series


Cine-East: Spring 2014 Schedule

Cine-East: East Asian Cinema is a program of the Asian/Pacific Studies Institute and Screen/Society at Duke University. It is co-sponsored by the Program in the Arts of the Moving Image and the Department of Asian and Middle Eastern Studies.

All events begin at 7:00pm.

GRIFFITH Film Theater in the Bryan Center on Duke's West Campus. Visitor parking is available in the Bryan Center Pay Lot or Parking Garage, both accessible from Science Drive ($2.00/hr).

Richard WHITE Lecture Hall on Duke's East Campus. Free visitor parking is available after 5:00pm in the metered spots along Campus Drive as it enters East Campus from E. Main St.; along Epworth Ln behind White Hall (accessed from Buchanan Blvd); or in the Pegram/Carr Lot behind Lilly Library (accessed from Campus Drive).  

Fri., January 17, WHITE
(Takashi Yamazaki, 2005, 132 min, Japan, in Japanese with English subtitles, Color, DVD) 
Introduced by Prof. Simon Partner, History, Director of APSI
Screening held in conjunction with the annual meeting of the Southeast Conference of the Association for Asian Studies, Jan 17-19, 2014Wed, Oct. 30, GRIFFITH

Wed., February 5, GRIFFITH

(Meul O., 2012, 108 min, South Korea, in Korean w/ English subtitles, Color, DVD)
"Paradox of the Post-Cold War in Asia" mini-series

Wed., February 19, WHITE

Welcome to Dongmakgol
(Kwang-Hyun PARK, 2005, 133 min, South Korea, in Korean w/English subtitles, Color, DVD)
"Paradox of the Post-Cold War in Asia" mini-series

Thu., February 27, WHITE

People’s Park
(J.P. SNIADECKI,  2012, 78 min, U.S.A., in Chinese w/English subtitles, Color, DVD)
Introduced by Prof. Ralph Litzinger, Cultural Anthropology
**Q&A with filmmaker J.P. Sniadecki to follow**

Wed., March 5, WHITE
The Sandwich Man
(HOU Hsiao-hsien, 1983, 105 min, Taiwan, in Chinese w/English subtitles, Color, DVD)
"Paradox of the Post-Cold War in Asia" mini-series

"Paradox of the Post-Cold War" Film and Workshop Series:

When was the Cold War in Asia? Are we now living in a Post-Cold War world? This semester, we ask these questions through dialogues organized around film screenings and international workshops. The series explores what might be revealed and hidden when the 20th century of unending wars in Asia is framed as the Cold War. The paradox continues into the Post-Cold War present, a moment of a rising China and the United States’ pivot to Asia. Re¬framing these questions from the perspectives of the Koreas, Taiwan, and Okinawa, the series illuminates new ways of seeing the legacies of unending wars and impasses in the region today.

All events at Duke University

Workshop I: Paradox of the Post-Cold War in Asia: Korean War and Beyond?
Friday, February 28, 10:00-3:00, Franklin Center 240

10:00 am - Welcome, Nayoung Aimee Kwon (Duke AMES)
10:20am-12:00pm - Panel: When was the Cold War in Asia?  
Namhee Lee (UCLA): “Déjà vu?: The Return of the Ghost of Yusin and re-Cold Warring of the Korean Peninsula” 
JJ Suh (Johns Hopkins): “The Cold War that Wasn't: North Korean Nuclear Crisis and the Unending Korean War”  
Cheehyung Kim (Duke): “Work is a Battlefield: the Legacy of War Communism in North Korea”
Discussion: Leo Ching (Duke AMES) and Dirk Bönker (Duke History)
12:15 -1:15pm - Lunch (Please RSVP to by Feb. 25)
1:15-2:15pm - Keynote
Bruce Cumings (University of Chicago): “Not War/Not Peace: The Suspended Korean War Under a Nuclear Shadow”   
2:15 pm-3:00 pm - Roundtable Discussion

Workshop 1 Schedule (PDF)


Workshop II: “Independence”: Okinawa, Taiwan and Beyond

Monday, March 24, 10:00-3:00, Franklin Center 240

What does “independence” mean, from what, for whom? In the so-called postcolonial and post-Cold War globalized East Asia, “independence,” as a political and cultural discourse, seems irrelevant and anachronistic. However, with the Cold War structure of divisions and American military occupation still deeply entrenched in the region, and with colonial wounds unhealed and territorial disputes unresolved, “independence,” as an analytical category and utopian aspiration, is arguably more important than ever. It is precisely the failure of “independence” from the old and new empires, one might argue, that enabled the deployment of the Cold War structure and its afterlife.

"Thinking 'Independence'"
Keynote speaker:Tomiyama Ichiro, Doshisha University, Kyoto, Japan

Roundtable discussion featuring:
Annmaria Shimabuku, University of California, Riverside
Wendy Matsumura, Furman University

Lunch will be served. Please RSVP to Mindy Marcus <> by 12:00pm, Thursday, 3/20 to reserve lunch.

Organized by Profs. Nayoung Aimee Kwon (AMES), Hwansoo Kim (Religion) and Leo Ching (AMES)
Sponsored by: Asian/Pacific Studies Institute, Dept. of Asian and Middle Eastern Studies

Workshop II Schedule (PDF)


Cold War Series Flyer

For more information about the Post-Cold War series, please contact Aimee Kwon (

Organized by Nayoung Aimee Kwon, Hwansoo Kim, Leo Ching
Cine-East film series is sponsored by Asian/Pacific Studies Institute, Department of Asian and Middle Eastern Studies (AMES) and Program in the Arts of the Moving Image (AMI). Additional co-sponsors for Post-Cold War series are: Korea Forum, Program in Literature, and Humanities Writ Large Emerging Networks on Culture/Conflict in Asia

Spring 2014, Pdf flyer



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