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MA Ran
 
Organization
Graduate School of Humanities Department of Humanities Associate professor
Graduate School
Graduate School of Humanities
Undergraduate School
School of Humanities
Title
Associate professor
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Degree 4

  1. Doctor of Philosophy ( 2011.11   the University of Hong Kong (PRC) ) 

  2. Master of Arts ( 2006.7   Yunnan University (PRC) ) 

  3. Master of Arts ( 2005.7   the University of Amsterdam (Holland) ) 

  4. Bachelor of Arts ( 2002.7   Yunnan University ) 

Research Interests 7

  1. Sinophone cinemas

  2. transnational screen cultures

  3. film studies

  4. film festival studies

  5. transnational cinema

  6. Sinophone media & cinema studies

  7. inter-Asian screen studies

Research Areas 2

  1. Others / Others  / film studies

  2. Humanities & Social Sciences / Aesthetics and art studies  / Film Studies

Current Research Project and SDGs 2

  1. Sinophone Imaginaries in Contemporary Asian Visual Cultures

  2. East Asian Film Cultures in the Post-Cold War Era: Film Festivals and their Transnational Network

Research History 7

  1. Harvard-Yenching Institutte   Harvard-Yenching Institutte   Visiting Scholar   Visiting Scholar

    2023.9 - 2024.6

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    Country:United States

  2. Harvard-Yenching Institute   Visiting Scholar

    2023.9

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    Country:United States

  3. Nagoya University   Graduate School of Humanities Department of Humanities 4   Associate professor

    2017.4

  4. Nagoya University   Graduate School of Letters Department of Humanities   Associate professor

    2013.10 - 2017.3

  5. postdoctoral researcher

    2011.9 - 2013.8

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    Country:Japan

  6. postdoctoral researcher

    2011.9 - 2013.8

  7. G-COE研究員

    2010.11 - 2011.8

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    Country:Japan

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Education 4

  1. the University of Hong Kong   Comparative Literature   Film Studies

    2006.9 - 2010.8

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    Country: China

  2. Yunnan University   World Literature and Comparative Literature   Comparative Literature

    2002.9 - 2006.7

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    Country: China

  3. the University of Amsterdam   Film Studies

    2004.9 - 2005.7

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    Country: Netherlands

  4. Yunnan University   Chinese Language & Literature   Chinese Language and Literature

    1998.9 - 2002.7

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    Country: China

Professional Memberships 8

  1. The Association for Asian Studies   member

    2016.11

  2. 日本映像学会    会員

    2013.11

  3. American Comparative Literature Association   member

    2015.11

  4. Society of Cinema and Media Studies   Member

  5. 日本映像学会

  6. The Association for Asian Studies

  7. Society of Cinema and Media Studies

  8. American Comparative Literature Association

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Papers 40

  1. ‘Think Like an Archipelago’——Regarding the Japanese-Chinese Independent Film Culture Connections (1989-2020) Invited Reviewed

    Ran Ma

    Chinese Independent Cinema Observer   ( 1 ) page: 8 - 21   2021.5

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  2. Eigasai Inside Out: Programming Japanese Cinema at Overseas and Japanese Film Festivals Today Invited Reviewed

    Edited by Fujiki Hideaki & Philip Alastair

        page: 164 - 178   2020.5

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  3. Reminiscences of a journey to Okinawa: landscape film as essay, and Takamine Gō’s Okinawan Dream Show (1974)

    Ran Ma

    Journal of Japanese and Korean Cinema   Vol. 13 ( 1 ) page: 4 - 21   2021.1

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    DOI: 10.1080/17564905.2021.1914887

  4. 記憶と身体を乗り越える──東北ドキュメンタリー三部作とポスト・福島ドキュメンタリー Reviewed

    『〈ポスト 3.11〉メディア言説再考』     page: 283-302   2019.2

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  5. In/visibility in post-war Okinawan images 1 Invited Reviewed International coauthorship

    Ran Ma & Kosuke Fujiki

    Journal of Japanese and Korean Cinema   Vol. 13 ( 1 ) page: 1 - 3   2021.5

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    DOI: https://doi.org/10.1080/17564905.2021.1930474

  6. A Landscape Over There: Rethinking Translocality in Zhang Lu’s Border Crossing Films. Reviewed

      Vol. 4 ( 1 ) page: 111-132   2018

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  7. A genealogy of film festivals in the Peoples Republic of China: Film weeks during the Seventeen Years (1949-1966) Reviewed

    Ran Ma

    New Review of Film and Television Studies   Vol. 14 ( 1 ) page: 40 - 58   2016.1

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    Exhibitions known as Film Weeks (dianyingzhou) were systematically launched nationwide in the Peoples Republic of China by the state to showcase imported films during the Seventeen Years (1949-1966), which was a crucial period for the establishment of the socialist regime. This study identifies film weeks as a specific type of film festival, situates their analysis within the sociopolitical context of the Seventeen Years, and explores them as a dynamic process in which actors such as the Chinese film industry, film professionals, and audiences negotiated with the authority of the party-state, and a centralized cultural system. Central to the Chinese states encompassing cultural exchange programs with nations both within and outside the socialist bloc, the practice of film weeks highlighted Chinas changing stance in cold war power politics. Meanwhile, film weeks promoted the practices of socialist cinéphilia in engaging Chinese audiences with foreign film cultures. Using case studies of the Soviet Film Week in the 1950s and the 1957 Asian Film Week, this article historicizes film weeks connections with an increasingly globalizing film festival network while also examining how the vernacular practices of Chinese festivals can contribute to rethinking film festival studies Eurocentric discursive framework.

    DOI: 10.1080/17400309.2015.1107266

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  8. In/visibility in post-war Okinawan images 2 Invited Reviewed

    Kosuke Fujiki & Ran Ma

    Journal of Japanese and Korean Cinema   Vol. 13 ( 2 ) page: 97 - 98   2021.11

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    DOI: https://doi.org/10.1080/17564905.2021.2001143

  9. Asian Documentary Connections, Scale-making, and the Yamagata International Documentary Film Festival (YIDFF) Reviewed

    Ran Ma

    Transnational Cinemas     page: 1-17   2017.9

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    Intersecting both fields of film festival studies and transnational cinema studies, this article examines how Asian documentary film festivals help to configure and orchestrate regional documentary/film connections. In particular, this work examines Asia's earliest documentary film festival, the biennial Yamagata International Documentary Film Festival (YIDFF), established in 1989 in Japan, and one of its visionary founders, documentarist Ogawa Shinsuke. This project first traces how YIDFF articulated Ogawa's ideal of establishing a creative alliance of young generations Asian filmmakers toward the region's post-Cold War transition. Subsequently, the YIDFF, intertwined with the changing political economy of global and regional film festivals since the 1990s, has taken up Ogawa's legacy and renewed efforts to generate an Inter-Asian film network. This article leverages Anna Tsing's conceptualization of global connections to distinguish the YIDFF's region-making project and rethink the discursive framing of international film festival network. Additionally, it grasps the political significance of the YIDFF's region-making by explaining how, as an idiosyncratic festival model, it has disturbed and reframed the given configuration of global image consumption and circulation, and has been retained and reinvented through intra-festival connections across Asia.

    DOI: 10.1080/20403526.2017.1379733

  10. Spectacles, showcases, marketplaces (and even public spheres): Chinese film festivals as cultural industries Invited Reviewed

    Ran Ma,Cindy Hing-Yuk Wong

    Handbook of China's Cultural and Creative Industries     page: 320-359   2016

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  11. Regarding the Grassroots Chinese Independent Film Festivals : Modes of Multiplicity and Abnormal Film Networking Invited Reviewed

    Matthew D. Johnson, Luke Vulpiani, Keith B. Wagner, Kiki Tianqi Yu eds.

    China's IGeneration: Cinema and Moving Image Culture for the Twenty-first Century     page: 235-253   2014.5

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  12. It is all about <i>qingnian dianying</i> : Post-independent Chinese cinema, auteurism, and the FIRST International Film Festival

    Shan Tong, Ran Ma

    Journal of Chinese Cinemas     page: 1 - 23   2023.11

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    Language:English   Publishing type:Research paper (scientific journal)   Publisher:Informa UK Limited  

    DOI: 10.1080/17508061.2023.2286861

  13. Toward Archiveology: Regarding Nguyen Trinh Thi’s Essay Films in Possibilities and Impossibilities of Art Archives - Theory and Experience in Asia

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  14. Kim Soyoung’s “Exile Trilogy”—“Retro” Toward an Affective Archive Invited Reviewed International journal

    Ran Ma

    philoSOPHIA: a Journal of TransContinental Feminism   Vol. 11   page: 145 - 153   2021.12

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    Looking at Soyoung Kim’s Exile Trilogy (2014–2017), three documentaries centering on ethnic Koreans in Central Asia (formerly USSR) and specifically the use of archival footages and soundtracks in Sound of Nomad, Arirang (2016), this article considers Kim’s works an organic contribution to the image archive of/about/by the global Korean diaspora while seeking to interrogate the politics of “retro” by turning to what Catherine Russell has approached as “archiveology.” Foregrounding the representation of the transgenerational divas from the “Arirang Ensemble” of the Koryo Theater in Almaty, Kazakhstan, this piece highlights how the divas’ personal stories reconstructed via images, oral accounts, sound recordings, and so forth need to be grasped as an assemblage of affective flows that has complicated the teleological narrative about the Korean diaspora and problematized the Soviet state’s ideocultural representations of the Koryo people.

  15. In/visibility in post-war Okinawan images 2

    Kosuke Fujiki, Ran Ma

    Journal of Japanese and Korean Cinema     page: 1 - 2   2021.7

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    DOI: 10.1080/17564905.2021.2001143

  16. Re-emerging voices and re-imagined landscapes: an interview with Chikako Yamashiro

    Ran Ma, Kosuke Fujiki, Christopher M. Cabrera

    Journal of Japanese and Korean Cinema     page: 1 - 16   2021.7

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    DOI: 10.1080/17564905.2021.1985357

  17. In/visibility in post-war Okinawan images 1

    Ran Ma, Kosuke Fujiki

    Journal of Japanese and Korean Cinema   Vol. 13 ( 1 ) page: 1 - 3   2021.1

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    DOI: 10.1080/17564905.2021.1930474

  18. 記憶と身体を乗り越える──東北ドキュメンタリー三部作とポスト・福島ドキュメンタリー Reviewed

    Ma Ran

    『〈ポスト 3.11〉メディア言説再考』     page: 283-302   2019.2

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  19. 故郷的風景:高嶺剛的沖繩夢幻秀 International coauthorship

    馬 然

    ACT: Art Critique of Taiwan/藝術觀點   Vol. Issue No. 78   page: 82 - 91   2019

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  20. 記憶と身体を乗り越える――東北ドキュメンタリー三部作とポスト・福島ドキュメンタリー Reviewed

    馬 然

    <ポスト3.11〉メディア言説再考   Vol. 0   page: 283 - 302   2019

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  21. Asian Documentary Connections and “The International Film Festival Short Circuit”: Yamagata International Documentary Film Festival (YIDFF) as a Case Study Reviewed International coauthorship

    馬 然

    The Palgrave Handbook of Asian Cinema   Vol. 0   page: 171 - 189   2018

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  22. Discussion and Interview: towards the Im/possible "Chinese-in-Japan" Cinema [Lun Tan: Li Ying de lisanyingxiang he bu/keneng de zairihuaren dianying ]

    馬 然

    Stage and Screen Review (Chinese)   Vol. 06   page: 121 - 133   2018

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  23. A Landscape Over There: Rethinking Translocality in Zhang Lu’s Border Crossing Films. Reviewed

    Ran Ma

    Verge: Studies in Global Asias   Vol. 4 ( 1 ) page: 111-132   2018

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  24. Contesting the National, Labelling the Renaissance: Exhibiting Taiwan Cinema at Film Festivals in Japan since the 1980s Reviewed

    Ran Ma

    Taiwan Cinema, International Reception and Social Change     page: 53-68   2017.7

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  25. Programming China at the Hong Kong International Film Festival and the Shanghai International Film Festival Reviewed

    Ran Ma

    Chinese Film Festivals: Sites of Translation     page: 237-258   2017.3

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  26. a Landscape over there: Korean-Chinese filmmaker Zhang Lu's border-crossing films

    Ran Ma

    Stage and Screen Reviews   Vol. 6   page: 80-87   2017

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  27. Eigasai Inside Out: Programming Japanese Cinema at Overseas and Japanese Film Festivals Today

    Ran Ma

    Stage and Screen Reviews   Vol. 3   page: 21-31   2017

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    Language:Chinese   Publishing type:Research paper (scientific journal)  

  28. a Landscape over there: Korean-Chinese filmmaker Zhang Lu's border-crossing films

    Ran Ma

    Stage and Screen Reviews   Vol. 6   page: 80-87   2017

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  29. an Overview of Asian documentary film festivals: Micro-histories and transnational connections

    Ran Ma

    Stage and Screen Reviews   Vol. 1   page: 54-62   2016

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  30. Chinese diaspora filmmaker Zhao Deyin and his Border-crossing films

    Ran Ma

    Stage and Screen Reviews   Vol. 4   page: 66-72   2016

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  31. an Overview of Asian documentary film festivals: Micro-histories and transnational connections

    Ran Ma

    Stage and Screen Reviews   Vol. 1   page: 54-62   2016

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    Language:Chinese   Publishing type:Research paper (scientific journal)  

  32. Spectacles, showcases, marketplaces (and even public spheres): Chinese film festivals as cultural industries Invited Reviewed

    Ran Ma,Cindy Hing-Yuk Wong

    Handbook of China's Cultural and Creative Industries     page: 320-359   2016

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  33. Chinese diaspora filmmaker Zhao Deyin and his Border-crossing films

    Ran Ma

    Stage and Screen Reviews   Vol. 4   page: 66-72   2016

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  34. an Interview with Taiwan Filmmaker Zhao Deyin and His Border-crossing Cinema Reviewed

    馬 然

    Stage and Screen Reviews (in Chinese)   Vol. Vol.4   page: 66 - 72   2016

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  35. In Praise of the 'New' Collectivism--Reflecting on a Strand of Japanese Independent Filmmaking Reviewed

    馬 然

    Stage and Screen Reviews (in Chinese)   Vol. Vol. 5   page: 53 - 59   2016

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  36. DMZ International Documentary Film Festival 2014 as a Projective Film Festival

    Ma Ran, Yin Zhixi

      ( 6 ) page: 205 - 209   2015.3

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    DOI: 10.18999/juncture.6.205

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    Other Link: http://hdl.handle.net/2237/00031230

  37. Regarding the Grassroots Chinese Independent Film Festivals : Modes of Multiplicity and Abnormal Film Networking Invited Reviewed

    Matthew D. Johnson, Luke Vulpiani, Keith B. Wagner, Kiki Tianqi Yu eds

    China's IGeneration: Cinema and Moving Image Culture for the Twenty-first Century     page: 235-253   2014.5

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  38. Departing From Songzhuang: Interviews with Chinese Independent Documentary Filmmakers Feng Yan & Wang Wo

    Ran Ma

    Asian Cinema   Vol. 24 ( 1 ) page: 105-123   2013.4

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  39. Departing From Songzhuang: Interviews with Chinese Independent Documentary Filmmakers Feng Yan & Wang Wo

    Ran Ma

    Asian Cinema   Vol. 24 ( 1 ) page: 105-123   2013.4

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  40. Disremembering Shanghai, Celebrating The International: The Curious Case Of Shanghai International Film Festival

    Ran Ma

    Culture Unbound: Journal Of Current Cultural Research, Shanghai Special Issue   Vol. 4   page: 147-168   2012

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Books 4

  1. Independent Filmmaking across Borders in Contemporary Asia Reviewed

    MA Ran( Role: Sole author)

    Amsterdam University Press  2019.10 

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    Total pages:272   Language:English Book type:Scholarly book

    This book examines an array of auteur-driven fiction and documentary independent film projects that have emerged since the turn of the millennium from East and Southeast Asia, a strand of transnational filmmaking that converges with Asia's vibrant yet unevenly developed independent film movements amidst global neoliberalism. These projects bear witness to and are shaped by the ongoing, historical processes of inter-Asia interaction characterized by geopolitical realignment, migration, and population displacement. This study threads together case studies of internationally acclaimed filmmakers, artists, and collectives such as Zhang Lu, Kuzoku, Li Ying, Takamine Go, Yamashiro Chikako, and Midi Z, all of whose transborder journeys and cinematic imaginations disrupt static identity affiliations built upon national, ethnic, or cultural differences. This transborder filmmaking can be viewed as both an aesthetic practice and political act, reframing how people, places, and their inter-connections can be perceived-opening up possibilities to reimagine Asia and its connections to globalization.

  2. Toward Archiveology: Regarding Nguyen Trinh Thi’s Essay Films. In L. Pan (Ed.), The (Im)possibility of Art Archives: Theories and Experience in/from Asia. Reviewed International journal

    Ran Ma ( Role: Joint author ,  one chapter)

    Palgrave Macmillan.  2023.2  ( ISBN:978-981-99-5898-6

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    DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-981-99-5898-6

  3. How to Remember 3.11? — Post-Fukushima Documentary and the Politics of Tōhoku Documentary Trilogy (2011-2013) Reviewed International journal

    Ran Ma (Coates, J. and Ben-Ari, A. (eds))( Role: Joint author)

    Routledge  2021.8 

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    Total pages:232   Responsible for pages:136-157   Language:English Book type:Scholarly book

    DOI: https://doi.org/10.4324/9781003154259

  4. Independent filmmaking across borders in contemporary Asia

    馬 然 (映像学)( Role: Sole author)

    Amsterdam University Press  2020  ( ISBN:9789462986640

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    Language:English

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  1. Contemporary Sino-Japanese Relations on Screen: A History, 1989-2005

    Ma Ran

    CHINA QUARTERLY   Vol. 224   page: 1129 - 1130   2015.12

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    Language:English   Publishing type:Book review, literature introduction, etc.   Publisher:CAMBRIDGE UNIV PRESS  

    DOI: 10.1017/S0305741015001514

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Presentations 25

  1. Yamashiro Chikako’s Eco-Fantasy—Toward an Ecosophy of the Island/s International conference

    Ran Ma

    Society of Median and Cinema Studies  2024.3.17  Society of Median and Cinema Studies

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    Event date: 2024.3

    Language:English   Presentation type:Symposium, workshop panel (public)  

    Venue:Boston, USA   Country:United States  

  2. Un/bounding the Great Wall–Sino-Japanese Documentary Media Connections in the Long 1980s Invited

    Ran Ma

    Harvard-Yenching Institute  2024.3.8  Harvard-Yenching Institute

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    Event date: 2024.3

    Language:English   Presentation type:Oral presentation (invited, special)  

    Venue:Boston, USA   Country:United States  

    Other Link: https://www.harvard-yenching.org/events/un-bounding-the-great-wall-sino-japanese-documentary-media-connections-in-the-long-1980s/

  3. Yamashiro Chikako’s Eco-Fantasy—Toward an Ecosophy of the Island/s Invited International conference

    Ran Ma

    Council of East Asian Studies Talk Series  2024.2.15  Yale University

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    Event date: 2024.2

    Language:English   Presentation type:Oral presentation (invited, special)  

    Venue:New Haven, USA   Country:United States  

  4. Border-crossing Asia Invited International conference

    Ran Ma

    Topics in Asian Film Studies grad seminar, New York University  2023.10.13  New York University, USA

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    Event date: 2023.10

    Language:English   Presentation type:Public lecture, seminar, tutorial, course, or other speech  

    Venue:New York University, USA   Country:United States  

  5. Yamashiro Chikako’s Eco-Fantasy—Toward an Ecosophy of the Island/s International conference

    Ran Ma

    Association for Asian Studies in Asia (AAS-IN-ASIA)  2023.6.25  Association for Asian Studies in Asia (AAS-IN-ASIA)

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    Event date: 2023.6

    Language:English   Presentation type:Symposium, workshop panel (nominated)  

    Venue:Kyungpook National University, Korea   Country:Korea, Republic of  

  6. Yanbian as Method——Border-crossing Chaoxianzu (Korean-Chinese) On Screen and The Poetics/Politics of Dis-Attachment

    Ran Ma

    the Association for Studies of Culture and Representation, China  2023.6.9  the Association for Studies of Culture and Representation

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    Event date: 2023.6

    Language:English   Presentation type:Symposium, workshop panel (nominated)  

    Venue:Tokyo University, Japan   Country:Japan  

  7. Affective-Scape/ing in Zhang Lu’s Inter-Asian Quartet International conference

    Ran Ma

    Association of Asian Studies, Virtual  2024.3.1  Association of Asian Studies

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    Event date: 2024.3

    Language:English   Presentation type:Symposium, workshop panel (nominated)  

    Venue:online   Country:United States  

  8. Border-crossing Bodies and Affects—the Politics of Being the Other in Japan within East Asian Visual Cultures Invited International conference

    Ran Ma

    (Un)winding: Spinning East Asia Response Forum  2022.5.15  Centre for Heritage, Arts and Textile, Hong Kong

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    Event date: 2022.5

    Language:Chinese   Presentation type:Public lecture, seminar, tutorial, course, or other speech  

    Venue:online   Country:Hong Kong  

  9. I Am Li Xiaomu”: Transnational Affect In Chinese-in-japan Documentary In The New Millennium International conference

    Ran Ma

    Visible Evidence: Documentary And Democracy In Crisis  2021.12.17  Visible Evidence

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    Event date: 2021.12

    Language:English   Presentation type:Oral presentation (general)  

    Venue:Online & Frankfurt Am Main, Germany   Country:Germany  

  10. “Quietly Dreaming: Zhang Lu’s Affective-Scaping” International conference

    Ran Ma

    Annual Conference of Asian Studies (AAS), Virtual Conference  2021.3.22  Association of Asian Studies

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    Event date: 2021.3

    Language:English   Presentation type:Oral presentation (general)  

    Venue:Online  

  11. “Save the Cinema? In (Post-)Pandemic Japan–an Incomplete Observation” Invited International conference

    Ran Ma

    AFA Online Symposium: An (In)Hospitable World  2020.10.23  Nanyang Technological University & Asian Film Archive, Singapore

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    Event date: 2020.10

    Language:English   Presentation type:Oral presentation (invited, special)  

    Venue:online  

  12. “It is All About “Youth Cinema” (qingnian dianying)—Independent Cinema, New Auteur, and the FIRST International Film Festival” International coauthorship International conference

    2021.1.30  Chinese Independent Film Archive & Newcastle University, UK

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    Event date: 2021.1

    Language:English   Presentation type:Symposium, workshop panel (public)  

    Venue:Online  

  13. "The Technologies of the Self: Rethinking Japan’s ‘Self Documentary’ since the 2000s”

    Ran Ma

    2020.8.10 

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    Event date: 2020.8

    Language:Japanese   Presentation type:Oral presentation (general)  

    Venue:Online  

  14. Flight of the Magic Kite: Internationalist Collaboration and Sino-Foreign Coproduced Films in the 1950s. International conference

    Ran Ma

    The Association for Asian Studies Annual Conference 2017 

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    Event date: 2017.3

    Language:English   Presentation type:Oral presentation (general)  

    Venue:Toronto   Country:United States  

    This project engages the genealogy of sino-foreign coproductions by shedding light upon People's Republic of China's early adventures into cinematic collaborations with the Soviet as well as France in the 1950s.

  15. Rethinking Asian Transnational Independent Cinema: From Dahuang Picture's Malaysian New Wave to Midi Z's Homecoming Myanmar International conference

    Ran Ma

    Global Asia: Critical Aesthetics and Alternative Globalities symposium 

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    Event date: 2016.6

    Language:English   Presentation type:Oral presentation (general)  

    Venue:Nanyang Technological University, Singapore   Country:Singapore  

  16. The Asian Documentary Connections: from Yamagata International Documentary Film Festival (YIDFF) to Asian Network of Documentary (AND)" Panel of Festival Mobilities: Movement, Movements International conference

    Ran Ma

    Society Of Cinema and Media Studies Conference (SCMS) 

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    Event date: 2016.3 - 2016.4

    Language:English   Presentation type:Oral presentation (general)  

    Venue:Atlanta   Country:United States  

  17. A Landscape Over There:Positioning the Border-crossing Cinema of Zhang Lu's International conference

    Kim Soyoung

    Korean Cinema in a Transnational Context: Chinese-Korean Connections and Beyond 

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    Event date: 2014.8

    Language:English   Presentation type:Oral presentation (general)  

    Country:Korea, Republic of  

  18. Programming China: a Comparative Study of the Programming of Chinese-language Films at the Hong Kong International Film Festival International conference

    Chris Berry

    Chinese Film Festival Research Network Workshop 

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    Event date: 2014.6

    Language:English   Presentation type:Oral presentation (general)  

    Country:United Kingdom  

  19. Kuzoku And The Grassroots Film Network For Contemporary Japanese Independent Cinema International conference

    Cindy Wong

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    Event date: 2014.6

    Language:English   Presentation type:Oral presentation (general)  

    Country:Italy  

  20. The Asian Documentary Connections: from Yamagata International Documentary Film Festival (YIDFF) to Asian Network of Documentary (AND)" Panel of Festival Mobilities: Movement, Movements

    Ran Ma

    Society Of Cinema and Media Studies Conference (SCMS)  2016.3.30 

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    Language:English   Presentation type:Oral presentation (general)  

    Venue:Atlanta  

  21. Rethinking Asian Transnational Independent Cinema: From Dahuang Picture's Malaysian New Wave to Midi Z's Homecoming Myanmar

    Ran Ma

    Global Asia: Critical Aesthetics and Alternative Globalities symposium  2016.6.25 

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    Venue:Nanyang Technological University, Singapore  

  22. Kuzoku And The Grassroots Film Network For Contemporary Japanese Independent Cinema

    Cindy Wong

    2014.6.19 

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  23. Flight of the Magic Kite: Internationalist Collaboration and Sino-Foreign Coproduced Films in the 1950s.

    Ran Ma

    The Association for Asian Studies Annual Conference 2017  2017.3.16 

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    Language:English   Presentation type:Oral presentation (general)  

    Venue:Toronto  

    This project engages the genealogy of sino-foreign coproductions by shedding light upon People's Republic of China's early adventures into cinematic collaborations with the Soviet as well as France in the 1950s.

  24. A Landscape Over There:Positioning the Border-crossing Cinema of Zhang Lu's

    Kim Soyoung

    Korean Cinema in a Transnational Context: Chinese-Korean Connections and Beyond  2014.8.20 

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  25. Programming China: a Comparative Study of the Programming of Chinese-language Films at the Hong Kong International Film Festival

    Chris Berry

    Chinese Film Festival Research Network Workshop  2014.6.24 

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Works 2

  1. Coproducing Asia: Locating Japanese-Chinese Regional Film and Media.STEPHANIE DEBOER.Minneapolis and London:University of Minnesota Press,2014

    2014.9

  2. Coproducing Asia: Locating Japanese-Chinese Regional Film and Media.STEPHANIE DEBOER.Minneapolis and London:University of Minnesota Press,2014

    2014.9

Other research activities 1

  1. Launch event for the Journal of Chinese Independent Cinema Observer

    2021.5

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    Launch Event for the Bilingual Journal Chinese Independent Cinema Observer & Online Forum “Sino-Japanese Connections in Independent Film Cultures” (by Chinese Independent Film Archive)

KAKENHI (Grants-in-Aid for Scientific Research) 5

  1. Chinese Independent Cinema in Transformation: Visual Politics in Perspective

    Grant number:22K00230  2022.4 - 2026.3

    Grants-in-Aid for Scientific Research  Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research (C)

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    Authorship:Principal investigator 

    Grant amount:\4290000 ( Direct Cost: \3300000 、 Indirect Cost:\990000 )

  2. Digital Film Archives: What the Future Will Bring

    Grant number:20H01219  2020.4 - 2025.3

    Grants-in-Aid for Scientific Research  Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research (B)

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    Authorship:Coinvestigator(s) 

  3. Sinophone Imaginaries in Contemporary Asian Visual Cultures

    Grant number:18K12263  2018.4 - 2022.3

    Japan Society for the Promotion of Science  Grants-in-Aid for Scientific Research Grant-in-Aid for Early-Career Scientists  Grant-in-Aid for Early-Career Scientists

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    Authorship:Principal investigator 

    Grant amount:\3770000 ( Direct Cost: \2900000 、 Indirect Cost:\870000 )

  4. East Asian Film Cultures in the Post-Cold War Era: Film Festivals and their Transnational Network

    2015.4 - 2018.3

    Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research  Grant-in-Aid for Young Scientists(B)

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  5. East Asian Film Cultures in the Post-Cold War Era: Film Festivals and their Transnational Network

    Grant number:15K16665  2015.4 - 2018.3

    Ma Ran

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    Grant amount:\3380000 ( Direct Cost: \2600000 、 Indirect Cost:\780000 )

    Briefly speaking, there are two parts to highlight my research output. 1) Film festivals in China, in relation to Chinese independent cinema. My study reveals the intricate processes through which Chinese film festivals and their different stakeholders negotiate amongst themselves and with the state about an entity, the festival, that itself embodies contesting demands: namely, commerce, projections of soft power, control and freedom of expression.2) Asian film festival network, and independent cinemas in Southeast Asia and East Asia

 

Teaching Experience (On-campus) 16

  1. Asian cinema after 1945

    2021

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    This course positions the survey of Asian cinemas within the socio-historical exigencies and cultural context of Japan, Korea, Greater China and Southeast Asia since 1945 and aims to facilitate the understanding of Asian film traditions in relation to the sociopolitical history and discourses of modernities in this region and beyond. Students are expected to acquire the basic knowledge on Asian film history, and are urged to learn to interpret and analyze films by engaging with contemporary socio-cultural issues that became significant during the timeframe under examination.

  2. Critical analysis of visual culture

    2021

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    This course positions the survey of Asian cinemas within the socio-historical exigencies and cultural context of Japan, Korea, Greater China and Southeast Asia since 1945 and aims to facilitate the understanding of Asian film traditions in relation to the sociopolitical history and discourses of modernities in this region and beyond. Students are expected to acquire the basic knowledge on Asian film history, and are urged to learn to interpret and analyze films by engaging with contemporary socio-cultural issues that became significant during the timeframe under examination.

  3. Cinema Theory and Practice I

    2021

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    This seminar aims to survey and examine some of the current debates in media and cienma studies, in paying specific attention to the Asian context and Sinophone mediascapes, both of which have been rarely covered or touched upon in other similar postgraduate courses but is vital to students who aspire to develop their critical horizons vis-à-vis the positioning of media and visual cultures amidst current global geopolitical circumstances. The seminar is structured by following the ‘keywords’ that are in one way or another addressing the cutting-edge topics in media and visual studies today, with a line-up of the most updated and highly selective readings.

  4. New perspectives on cinema studies

    2020

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    As rightly pointed out by art historian Boris Groys, “there is…nothing more traditional than an orientation to the new”. Traversing and re-examining some of the most exciting and pressing research topics/questions in Film Studies today, this lecture aims to generate refreshing insights into the study of Asian film cultures in a globalizing era. Specifically, our weekly lectures will look at contemporary cinema culture from two broadly intersecting aspects, 1) how cinemas engage contemporary (East) Asian societies aesthetically and politically; 2) how the cycle and dynamics of film production, circulation, exhibition (spectatorship) have been related to the discourses of national cinema, transnational cinema, and global cinema. Most case studied films are from the region of East Asia.

  5. Critical Film Analysis 

    2021

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    This course is designed to engage the students with important research perspectives in Film Studies on theory, method and analysis. Building upon the study of a selection of film from both Hollywood productions and world cinema, we would navigate the students through several crucial strands of film theories and cultivate their ability in critically approaching the text, style, aesthetics, and politics of a film work.

  6. Graduate Seminar: Cinema theory and Practice I

    2021

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    This seminar aims to survey and examine some of the current debates in media and cienma studies, in paying specific attention to the Asian context and Sinophone mediascapes, both of which have been rarely covered or touched upon in other similar postgraduate courses but is vital to students who aspire to develop their critical horizons vis-à-vis the positioning of media and visual cultures amidst current global geopolitical circumstances. The seminar is structured by following the ‘keywords’ that are in one way or another addressing the cutting-edge topics in media and visual studies today, with a line-up of the most updated and highly selective readings.

  7. Approaches to Cinema II

    2021

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    It is a postgraduate level seminar with weekly presentations and discussions that are aiming to supervise and offer feedbacks to the students' research projects.

  8. New perspectives on cinema culture

    2020

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    As rightly pointed out by art historian Boris Groys, “there is…nothing more traditional than an orientation to the new”. By traversing and re-examining some of the most exciting and pressing research topics/questions featured in today’s Film Studies, this lecture aims to generate refreshing insights into the study of film cultures in a globalizing yet disorienting era, even if it means that we would have to re-orient ourselves with and start from the seemingly old-fashioned critical frameworks in film studies and cultural studies. Specifically, our weekly lecture will look at how the waves of globalization, urbanization and technological advancement would reframe and contribute to conceptualizing cinema culture from two broadly intersecting aspects, 1) how the cinemas engage contemporary societies historically, aesthetically and politically; 2), how the cycle and dynamics of film production, circulation, exhibition and reception have been related to the shifting discourse from national cinema to transnational and global cinema.

  9. Graduate Seminar: Cinema theory and Practice II

    2021

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    This is an advanced, postgraduate seminar in visual studies and cultural theory. It aims to interrogate the ‘self’ in relation to subject/subjectivity as well as identity in contemporary image-making, by particularly looking at theories and productive discussions on genres like essay film, first-person cinema and the so-called ‘personal documentary’. Diverse intermedial practices related to phenomenon such as the ‘self-media’(zimeiti) and technologies of the ‘self’ within the East Asian context will also be explored.

  10. Introduction to film history

    2021

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    In this survey course (IFH), we aim to provide the very basic yet crucial horizon of knowledge in studying world film history. Our course consists of several converging critical frameworks, 1) early cinema; 2) national cinema (till 1945), which has been divided into three sections: a) European cinemas from the silent era to the sound era; b) the Hollywood studio system, and c) emerging national film industries in Asia. 3) post-WWII national cinemas, which highlights the postwar European cinema, French New Wave and the fall and rise of Hollywood till the 1990s; 4) a closing section on cinemas in the global era.

  11. Asian Cinema History II

    2021

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    This course positions the survey of Asian cinemas within the socio-historical exigencies and cultural context of Japan, Korea, Greater China and Southeast Asia since 1945 and aims to facilitate the understanding of Asian film traditions in relation to the sociopolitical history and discourses of modernities in this region and beyond. Students are expected to acquire the basic knowledge on Asian film history, and are urged to learn to interpret and analyze films by engaging with contemporary socio-cultural issues that became significant during the timeframe under examination.

  12. Culture and Representation

    2020

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    In this disorienting, globalizing world, the lives and existence of human beings are to great extent defined by the urban conditions they are enmeshed within and contending with. This survey course attempts to look at major urban issues and cultural topics in modern societies by engaging with a wide spectrum of cultural texts drawn from films and other types of visual/image works such as photography, transmedia art projects/installations, manga, and anime.

    Our case studies pay particular attention to the social contexts and cities in contemporary East Asia. However, the ‘city’ will not be simply explored as the theme or ambience featured in these texts. Following our adventure of ‘entering’ the city as cultural texts (such as Tokyo, Osaka, Nagasaki/Hiroshima, Beijing, Taipei, and Seoul), with the socio-historical dimensions of urban space theoretically surveyed, we shall at the same time direct our attention to the various types of urbanites and their mental life. While our urban lives are haunted by memories and desire, they have been on the other hand greatly mediated by the newly-developed digital technologies and (platforms of) social media.

    Overall, departing from our observations upon Asian metropolises/societies, students are expected to debate and discuss cinematic/visual/cultural texts in relation to the urban condition of local, regional and global scales. Through the lectures, students are expected to learn how to approach and critique the cultural space of cities by utilizing key concepts drawn from various theoretical perspectives such as cultural studies, visual culture, and sociology.

  13. Joint Undergraduate Seminar: Japan-in-Asia cultural studies II

    2021

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    This is an undergraduate level workshop with thesis writing practices and instructions; the major aim is to supervise and instruct the accomplishment of BA thesis projects collectively.

  14. Joint Undergraduate Seminar: Japan-in-Asia cultural studies II

    2020

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    This is an undergraduate level workshop with thesis writing practices and instructions; the major aim is to supervise and instruct the accomplishment of BA thesis projects collectively.

  15. Asian Cinema History II

    2017

  16. Graduate Seminar: Cinema theory and practice II

    2017

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Teaching Experience (Off-campus) 1

  1. 中国社会特殊研究Ⅱ

    2021.10 - 2022.2 Aichi University)

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Social Contribution 2

  1. To work as jury member for Beijing International Short Film Festival

    Role(s):Advisor

    Beijing International Short Film Festival  2021.12

  2. An Online Cinema Screening and Dialoguing-with-the-Filmmakers Series: Questioning Normative Boundaries—Re-examining Gender, the Body, and Identity in a Global Context

    Role(s):Presenter, Organizing member

    Nagoya University, Gender Research Library  2020.11 - 2021.1

Academic Activities 3

  1. to write a themed introduction for Taiwan International Documentary Film Festival (2021)'s Okinawan cinema program International contribution

    Taiwan International Documentary Film Festival   2021.8

  2. to review Manuscript ID Screen-2020-170.R1 entitled "Weaving the Nation with the World: The PRC’s Transnational Film Distribution in the 1950s and 1960s International contribution

    Role(s):Peer review

    Screen  ( Online ) 2021.4

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    TITLE: Weaving the Nation with the World: The PRC’s External Film Geographies in the 1950s and 1960s

    ABSTRACT: This study approaches the 1950s and 1960s PRC transnational film distribution from the perspective of film geographies and investigates how the PRC created and maintained a film cosmos by linking the nation with the world. It locates the film cosmos within the frame of ongoing mediation between the state’s shifting self-positioning, the domestic cultural regime building, and the international Cold War wrestling. This paper argues that these PRC film geographies reflected but not equated with the regional geopolitics and the Cold War order. The spectrum of the film titles and the distribution of film geographies constitute eddies within a broader geopolitical Cold War imaginary and socialist Mao cultural imaginary in current scholarship.

  3. Editorial board member for the journal of Chinese Independent Cinema Observer International contribution

    Role(s):Review, evaluation

    the Chinese Independent Cinema Archive (Newcastle University)  ( Online ) 2021.1

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    Type:Scientific advice/Review 

    Chinese Independent Cinema Observer is a bi-lingual peer-reviewed journal dedicated to the study of Chinese independent films and film culture. It publishes twice a year on the official website of Chinese Independent Film Archive (CIFA).