The Intersection between Cantonese Opera and Hong Kong Cinema 粵劇與香港電影的融合

8:30 pm
Zoom Webinar

Organizer: UChicago Yuen Campus in Hong Kong


Professor Judith Zeitlin of the University of Chicago will share her expertise and moderate a panel of global scholars to discuss how Cantonese Opera intersected with film to influence the development of Hong Kong cinema and its aesthetics for more than seven decades. 

The panel will explore the unique environment in Hong Kong and the aesthetics of Cantonese Opera which contributed to the evolution of Cantonese Opera on film and formed the basis of the world-renowned Hong Kong film industry.

The expert scholars will also examine many influences that helped shape Cantonese Opera in Hong Kong film including the importance of women as the stories and music were being produced as entertainment for the masses.  The historical remnants and influences of the period on contemporary Cantonese opera, film and performance art will also be explored.

The program will be conducted in English with simultaneous interpretation provided in Cantonese and Mandarin via Zoom.





Professor Hedy Law
Associate Professor, Musicology
The School of Music
The University of British Columbia 英屬哥倫比亞大學

Professor Gina Marchetti
Professor, Department of Comparative Literature
Director of the Center for the Study of Globalization and Cultures
The University of Hong Kong 香港大學

Professor Kenny Ng
Associate Professor, The Academy of Film
Hong Kong Baptist University 香港浸會大學

Professor Sai-shing Yung
Associate Professor, Department of Chinese Studies
National University of Singapore 新加坡國立大學


Professor Judith Zeitlin
William R. Kenan, Jr. Professor
Department of East Asian Languages and Civilizations
Theater and Performance Studies
The University of Chicago 芝加哥大學