Ting-Wu Cho

PhD Candidate, Department of Cinema Studies, Tisch

Synopsis of Research in Shanghai (January 7 - February 9):

Cho’s dissertation examines Taiwan Pulp, a boom of exploitation film culture in Taiwan and other Southeast Asian regions from the 1970s to 1980s. With an integrative approach, the research seeks to construct a historiography of the production and consumption of desires which mediated the political, social, and economic transitions in East Asia as a consequence of the geopolitics shaped by the Cold War. In order to conduct thorough fieldwork about the underground film collection/circulation history in China, Hong Kong, and Taiwan, Cho has mapped out film archives and old theaters as well as established contact with scholars, filmmakers, and film collectors in cities such as Taipei, Hong Kong, and Shanghai.

Last Name
PhD Candidate, Department of Cinema Studies, Tisch
Fellows Type
GRI Fellowship
GRI Fellows semester
Spring 2019