|中文姓名||林庭瑩 TING-YING LIN|
|主辦單位||倫敦大學亞非學院臺灣研究中心 SOAS Centre of Taiwan Studies|
|講題||New Auteurs in Taiwan Post-New Wave Cinema: Hou Chi-Jan, Lin Shu-Yu, and Cheng Yu-Chieh（臺灣後新浪潮電影作者：侯季然、林書宇與鄭有傑）|
Taiwan cinema has long been renowned for its new wave, i.e. Taiwan New Cinema, which marks the rise of authorship paradigm focusing on the art-house auteurs such as Hou Hsiao-hsien, Edward Yang, Ang Lee and Tsai Ming-liang. Due to the foci on authorship, Taiwan cinema has been positioned in the world cinema studies, and gained enormous popularity in global film circuits (Yeh and Davis 2011). On the other hand, following the commercial success of several popular films made by the new generation Taiwanese filmmakers in 2008, the era of the post-New Wave Taiwan Cinema has arrived. Despite the fact that the advent of the post-New Wave has also led to the continuation of authorship studies, considering the non-Taiwan New Cinema directors, only Wei Te-sheng and Midi Z have rather received attention in the international scholarly literature and global film festivals so far. Hence, this research attempts to examine those under-examined ‘new auteurs’ in the post-New Wave Taiwan Cinema, while particularly focusing on three contemporary Taiwanese directors — Hou Chi-jan, Lin Shu-yu, and Cheng Yu- chieh.
This research will firstly examine their individual styles, filmic themes and filmmaking trajectories, and will secondly compare and contrast their early common engagement in youth-romance genre, as well as the differences in their individual characteristics and significances in fiction and non-fiction filmmaking, international co-productions, and socio-political concerns respectively. Finally, this research aims to provide an initial discussion on these three new auteurs, while hoping to open up more dynamic dialogues in-between Taiwan’s vigorous film cultures and contemporary Taiwanese society, and further to raise the international visibility of the new auteurs in the post-New Wave Taiwan Cinema.