Guo-Juin Hong
  • Guo-Juin Hong

  • Associate Professor of Asian and Middle Eastern Studies
  • Asian & Middle Eastern Studies
  • 2204 Erwin Road, Room 220
  • Campus Box 90414
  • Phone: (919) 660-4396
  • Fax: 919-681-7871
  • Office Hours: Tuesday 10:00-12:00 by appointment
  • Overview

    Film historiography, film theory, sound studies, postcolonial theory and theories of culture and globalization; film and other media of Taiwan, Hong Kong and China
  • Specialties

    • Chinese
  • Education

      • Ph.D.,
      • University of California at Berkeley,
      • 2004
      • Ph.D. in Rhetoric with a designated emphasis in Film Studies,
      • Advanced to Candidacy with Distinction, November 1999,
      • University of California, Berkeley,
      • 2004
      • M.A.,
      • San Francisco State University,
      • 1995
      • B.A.,
      • Fu Jen Catholic University (Taiwan),
      • 1991
  • Awards, Honors and Distinctions

      • John Hope Franklin Humanities Institute Annual Seminar,
      • Duke University,
      • 2008 - 2009
      • Andrew W. Mellon Assistant Professorship,
      • Duke University,
      • 2008 - 2009
      • The Katherine Kovacs Essay Awards, Honorable Mention,
      • Society for Cinema and Media Studies,
      • 2009
      • Dissertation of the Year Award, Honorable Mention,
      • Society for Cinema and Media Studies,
      • 2005
      • Chiang Ching-Kuo Dissertation Writing Fellowship,
      • CCK Cultural Foundation,
      • 2002-2003
      • Liu Dissertation Research Fellowship,
      • Center for Chinese Studies, UC Berkeley,
      • 2001-2002
      • Magistretti Fellowship,
      • UC-Berkeley,
      • 2001
      • Dr. James Soong Dissertation Fellowship,
      • UC-Berkeley,
      • 2000-2001
      • Humanities Research Grant,
      • UC-Berkeley,
      • 1997
      • UC Regents Intern Fellowship,
      • UC-Berkeley,
      • 1996-2000
  • Recent Publications

      • G. Hong.
      • "Limits of Visibility: Taiwan's Tongzhi Movement in Mickey Chen's Documentaries."
      • positions: asia critique
      • 21
      • .3
      • (Summer, 2013)
      • :
      • 683-701.
      • GJ Hong.
      • "Voices and their discursive Dis/Content in Taiwan documentary."
      • Frontiers of Literary Studies in China
      • 7
      • .2
      • (June, 2013)
      • :
      • 183-193.
      • [web]
      Publication Description

      Instead of attempting to provide a survey of Taiwan documentary, this article focuses on a few critical moments in its long and uneven history and proposes a potentially productive site for understanding its formal manifestations of representational politics. By honing in on the uses of sounds and words, I show that the principle of a unitary voice-voice understood both as the utterances of sound and the politico-cultural meaning of such utterances-organizes the earlier periods of the colonial and authoritarian rules and shapes later iterations of and formal reactions to them. Be it voice-over narration or captions and inter-titles, this article provides a historiographical lens through which the politics of representation in Taiwan documentary may be rethought. Furthermore, this article takes documentary not merely as a genre of non-fiction filmmaking. Rather, it insists on documentary as a mode, and indeed modes, of representation that do not belong exclusively to the non-fiction. Notions of "documentability" are considered together with the corollary tendency to "fictionalize" in cinema, fiction and non-fiction. Taiwan, with its complex histories in general and the specific context within which the polyglossiac practices of New Taiwan Documentary have blossomed in recent decades in particular, is a productive site to investigate the questions of "sound" in cinematic form and "voice" in representational politics. © 2013 by Koninklijke Brill NV, Leiden.

      • G Hong.
      • Taiwan Cinema: A Contested Nation on Screen.
      • paperback edition with expanded afterword,
      • Palgrave Macmillan,
      • 2013.
      • Hong, G.
      • "Theatrics of Cruising: Bath Houses and Movie Houses in Tsia Ming-Linag’s Films."
      • Queer Sinophone Cultures.
      • Ed. Chiang, H; Heinrich, AL.
      • Routledge,
      • 2013.
      • G Hong.
      • "Voice and Its Dis/Content in New Taiwan Documentary."
      • Frontiers of Literary Studies in China
      • (Accepted, Forthcoming 2013)
      • .
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  • PhD Students

    • Chia-Yu Hsu
      • Spring 2007 - present, dissertation comm
    • Rodger Frey
      • 2006-present, dissertation committee mem
  • Teaching

    • AMES 232S.01
      • CHINESE LIT/CULT IN TRANSLATN
      • Franklin Center 230
      • W 01:40 PM-04:10 PM
    • AMES 631S.01
      • MODERN CHINESE CINEMA
      • Franklin Center 230
      • Tu 01:40 PM-04:10 PM
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