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Annual Pittsburgh Lecture: 'From Animation to Martial Arts'

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For our annual Pittsburgh Unviersity Lecture we are thrilled to welcome Jinying Li who will deliver a lecture entitled "From Animation to Martial Arts: Toward the Transcendence of False Movements". The lecture will explore the historical and aesthetical connections between animation and martial arts cinema. Accompanying her talk will be a screening of Big Fish and Begonia (2016). This is a film Jinying co-wrote and provides an engaging example of one of the key concepts of her lecture.



Jinying Li is an assistant professor of Film and Media Studies in the English Department at University of Pittsburgh. Her research focuses on the media culture of East Asia. Her essays on Asian cinema, animation, and digital media have been published in Film International, Mechademia, The International Journal of Communication, Asiascape and Camera Obscura. She co-edited two special issues on Chinese animation for the Journal of Chinese Cinemas, and a special issue on regional platforms for Asiascape: Digital Asia. She is currently completing her first book on anime and geek culture. Jinying is also a filmmaker, and has worked on animations, feature films, and documentaries. Two documentary TV series that she produced were broadcasted nationwide in China through Shanghai Media Group (SMG). She is also one of the co-writers for animated feature film Big Fish and Begonia (Dayu Haitang, 2016). She served as a co-PI for a project on interactive media at the Advanced Innovation Center for Future Visual Entertainment in Beijing Film Academy, and produced a VR documentary 47km in collaboration with director Zhang Mengqi for the project.

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