标题: [ACSSY Weekly FYI] Anna May Wong’s Linguistic Cosm opolit​anism and “Oriental” Act; [CEF China Roundtable ​] Resolved: China Inc.Will Lead the World; Tencent 2015 G lobal Recruitmen​t at Yale

作者: Qiao Lu

日期: 2014-09-22


ACSSY 2014-2015

Website: acssy.org
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1. “Orientally Yours”: Anna May Wong’s Linguistic Cosmopolitanism and “Oriental” Act
 
Yiman Wang 
Associate Professor, Film & Digital Media,
University of California, Santa Cruz
 
Monday, Sep. 22nd    ||    4:30 PM - 6:00 PM
Room 202, Henry R. Luce Hall, 34 Hillhouse Avenue
Focusing upon Anna May Wong, an early Twentieth-century Chinese-American screen and stage performer, this talk will delve into the intricacies of her vocal and visual performance at the transition from the silent to the talkie era in the international arena. Wang will examine two strategies—the excessive “Oriental” act and linguistic cosmopolitanism—that emerged from Wong’s visual and vocal performance. Understood as Wong’s self-conscious methods of interacting with her mostly stereotypical roles correlated with Euro-American dominant film and entertainment industries and cultures, and with her international audiences, these strategies not only reenacted Orientalist femininity, but more importantly, destabilized and questioned their legitimacy by revealing their ideological premises and self-contradiction. Wang situates Anna May Wong’s performative strategies and agency vis-à-vis four main geopolitical, technological and aesthetic conditions.
 
Yiman Wang obtained her PhD degree from Duke University (the Graduate Program in Literature).  She is currently Associate Professor of Film & Digital Media at University of California, Santa Cruz.  She is author of Remaking Chinese Cinema: Through the Prism of Shanghai, Hong Kong and Hollywood (Honolulu, HI: University of Hawaii Press, 2013).  She is currently working on two projects: a book on Anna May Wong; and a project on animality in cinema.
 
2.【CEF China Roundtable】Resolved: China Inc.Will Lead the World
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Friday, September 26th, 2014
WLH 203
4:45 PM  
Dress Code: Casual
 Language: English
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Background:
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 Alibaba, a Chinese e-commerce powerhouse, broke records as the biggest IPO in US stock history, pricing its offering at $68 per share on Sept. 18, 2014. As of Friday’s close, the value of founder and executive chairman Jack Ma’s stake in Alibaba is $18.03 billion, making him the richest man in China.

 Founded 15 years ago, Alibaba now has 279 million annual active buyers and operates at an amazing 8.5 billion-dollar annual revenue. Now, with its great debut on US stock market, Alibaba has left the world amazed. Its Silicon Valley counterparts, Amazon and eBay, should watch their back- there’s much worth being anxious about.

 This is not just an overnight fairy tale but a memorable milestone of the general international expansion of Chinese companies, following the success of Sina, Baidu and JingDong. Alibaba’s historical IPO certainly requires looking into. It forces us to stop ignoring Chinese multinational corporations (MNC’s) and start seeing them as major players in the global economy.

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The Debate:

R: China Inc. Will Lead the World

*Definitions*
“China Inc.”: China Multi-National Corporations (MNCs), including state-owned companies like Sinopec and private ones like Lenovo and Alibaba.
“Lead the World”: become world-class companies that can rival major MNCs in the world

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Affirmative:

-China MNCs companies are innovative and will become increasingly competitive globally

-Alibaba and other MNCs can build world-class brand image with the rise of/despite the lack of China’s soft power

-China’s movement up the international supply chain indicates a shift towards more sophisticated labor practices, putting the country in a position of economic authority

-The current governmental style fosters the growth of MNCs and the systematic malaise like corruption will not hinder the international success of Chinese MNCs

-Chinese MNCs has acquired companies like Volvo and Motorola handset

Negative:

          -Alibaba’s presence on the NYSE indicates a lack of confidence in China’s domestic financial market. Such presence in American markets does not necessarily demonstrate a true ability for Chinese MNCs to lead globally

          -China’s image is one of copycat brands putting its economic leadership in question

          - Only those MNCs that the government favors will end up being global players, and such state-sponsored international expansion will fail

Key Questions to be Discussed:
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1. Why does China not have global brands? Will this change in the future? Does it affect China’s global image?
2. Can China MNCs become truly international without significant business outside of China?
3. Are Chinese MNCs copycats or innovators?
4. Can Chinese MNCs overcome political, social and cultural challenges abroad?
5.Why did companies like Alibaba choose NYSE over say, Shanghai or Hong Kong? Are Chinese companies helped or hindered by China’s domestic political and economic structure? Is this an impediment on international clout?
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*How many Chinese brands do you recognize from above:)

Please email Sandy Jin qiuyuan.jin@yale.edu or Johnny Xu zhaoning.xu@yale.edu if you have any questions or comments.

Join the conversation! Snacks will be served.

CEF BOARD 2014-2015
 
3. Resume collection for Tencent 2015 Global Recruitmen​t at Yale
Are you passionate about internet? Have you ever dreamed of changing the world to enrich other people's lives by being part of the internet revolution? If you are ready to release all your dreams, please don't miss this opportunity to join Tencent!
 
Tencent may be the largest internet company most people have never heard of! Tencent, Inc. is the leading provider of internet value-added services in China. Based in Shenzhen, China, with branch offices in the US, South Korea, Hong Kong, Vietnam, Thailand, and India, Tencent has grown exponentially over the past sixteen years. We offer a comprehensive range of internet and wireless value-added services to fulfill our users’ needs for online communication, information, entertainment, and e-commerce. Tencent’s commitment to innovation, high quality services, and customer value allows us to tap into the largest nation of internet users in the world. Currently, there are over 1.1 billion QQ accounts.
 
We will be on your campus as following:
School
Event
Date
Speaker
Location
Columbia University
Recruitment Presentation
Oct 21st, 2014, 12:30-1:30PM
Shaohui Chen, Jason Chen
333 Uris Hall
Content Presentation: China Internet Innovation and Opportunity
Oct 21st, 2014, 5:00-7:00PM
Richard Peng
TBC
Interview
Oct 20th/22nd, 2014
 
Yale University
Recruitment Presentation
Oct 23rd, 2014, 11:45-12:45PM
Shaohui Chen
TBC
Content Presentation: China Internet Innovation and Opportunity
Oct 23rd, 2014, 4:30PM
Richard Peng
WLH208
Interview
Oct 24th, 2014
 
WLH209
We've included the presenter’s introduction and our job list in the attachment. Interested students please apply before Oct 18th so we can arrange interview afterwards.
 
Appliation is open to students from all background! You can send your application and resume to Xinyue Chen: xinyue.chen@yale.edu
 
Please visit our home page for job description and more information:

Attachment: Tencent Columbia andYale.pdf (zipped)
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