Did you know regular filmmaking on Taiwan only started in the 1950s? With a Taiwanese-language film industry? Between then and the 70s, 1,000-plus Taiwanese-language features were made. However, the budgets were miniscule, the companies short-lived, and there was no archive. They were quickly forgotten, and only 200-plus survive. But now Taiwan’s lost commercial cinema is being recovered and restored by the Taiwan Film Institute. Our project brings 7 scholars together for a symposium at King’s College London on 7 October 2017, launching a screening tour across the UK and Europe featuring 10 films.


For any questions, or if you are interested in using these materials to hold your own Taiwanese-language cinema screenings after the end of November 2017, please get in touch.

Chris Berry (chris.berry@kcl.ac.uk); Ming-Yeh Rawnsley (mytrawnsley@gmail.com)