Visual Culture in Asia and Asian Diaspora
The group focuses on the visual components of Asian and Asian Diaspora culture. It seeks to examine the local and global impacts and the evolution of Asian visual traditions. Some areas of interest include:• Development of visual culture in the region, with the focus on issues of race, gender, sexuality and identity construction in visuality.
• New Wave Cinemas of the three Chinas, television and exile identities of the Chinese Diaspora in Canada.
• The relationship between East Asian visual artisans and their Western fandom.