Ying-Hsiu Chou Wins Film Festival Award

Submitted by Kirk L. Van Scoyoc on
Ying-Hsiu Chou
We are thrilled to announce that Asian L&L doctoral candidate Ying-Hsiu Chou's videographic essay, "Deconstructing the Construction: The Female Images in Chinese Detective Films, 2010-2020 [scalar.usc.edu]," was awarded the Second Prize of the Adelio Ferrero Award in Video Essays [filmfreeway.com] at the 2022 Adelio Ferrero Film and Critics Festival [facebook.com], held in Alessandria, Italy.
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Developed with support from the Simpson Center for the Humanities and the College of Arts and Sciences at the University of Washington as well as the National Endowment for the Humanities, Ying-Hsiu Chou's work centers critical feminist praxis to make an ethnographic inquiry into Chinese cinema through videographic criticism. It not only closely analyzes cinematic works across China, Hong Kong, and Taiwan but also looks into their production and reception among Sinophone communities. By creating non-linear narration, ramified viewpoints, and associative thoughts, her work hopes to jar people into thinking about the female images in the Chinese detective film in a new way.

Congratulations Ying-Hsiu!