Long Live Revolution! As Seen In Let The Bullets Fly | Young China Watchers Hong Kong
When and Where
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Bar 6, Parekh House
63 Wyndham Street
Join Dr. Kristof van den Troost, a Lecturer at the Centre for China Studies at The Chinese University of Hong Kong, as he reflects on Jiang Wen’s “Let the Bullets Fly,” a 2010 Chinese blockbuster that was perceived by some as a veiled criticism of the Communist Party under a layer of populist entertainment.
Kristof van den Troost completed an MA in Sinology at the Catholic University of Leuven, and a PhD in Chinese Studies at the Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK), where he is now a Lecturer and MA Deputy Programme Director for the Centre for China Studies. His main research interests are Chinese film history, genre studies, and the representation of crime in Hong Kong cinema. He was recently published in Always in the Dark: A Study of Hong Kong Gangster Films, a collection of essays assembled by the Hong Kong Film Archive.
This talk will revisit Let the Bullets Fly, focusing on its similarities to the American Western as well as the meaning of the historical references peppered throughout the film. Join us for a discussion on the relevance of “revolution” in China today, seen through the eyes of one of the country’s most important living directors.
Given there is no charge for attendance, we strongly encourage people to eat and drink heartily, as a favour to our kind hosts who have provided us with the private space at Bar 6, located on the 6th Floor of Parekh House, 63 Wyndham Street, Central.
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