RAM Talk：Liang Yong’an: Are Cities Like Floating Waterweeds? — Five love stories told in films
Jun 4, 2017 Sunday 19:30 - 21:00
2F, Rockbund Art Museum (Shanghai 20 Huqiu Road)
A phenomenon that will continue to prevail in China over the next three decades, urbanization has created intricate relationships among communities composed of immigrants and strangers. Over the past century, numerous romantic movies have shown diversified forms of romantic love in various astounding love stories that happened in cities. This talk will show the emotional changes during the urbanization process and analyze the confusion and exploration of modern people, by looking into five impressive movies (the German film Run Lola Run, the American film Out of Africa, the French film Last year at Marienbad, the Japanese film The Makioka Sisters and the Italian film La strada) that depict diverse lives and the unique joys and sorrows of men and women from different places, echoing with the current urban life in China.
Liang Yong’an, Associate Professor and Master Supervisor at the Department of Chinese Language and Literature of Fudan University, mainly studies the modern and contemporary literature, comparative literature and comparative culture. His translations include A Map to the End of Time: Wayfarings with Friends and Philosophers, Freud: A Life for Our Time, Solitude: A Philosophical Encounter, True Believer: Thoughts on the Nature of Mass Movements and The Dharma Bums.
Free admission, reservation is required.