Porn, Patriotism and Paranoia on the Chinese Internet

Sat 04.02.2012 - 16:30
Sat 04.02.2012 - 18:00
Format:
Screening Talk
Location:
hkw k1

Talk and screening with Katrien Jacobs (be/hk)


Moderated by Francesco Macarone Palmieri aka WARBEAR (it/de)

 

Since its establishment in 1949, the People's Republic of China has upheld a nationwide ban on pornography, imposing harsh punishments on those caught purchasing, producing, or distributing materials deemed a violation of public morality. Meanwhile, an illegal porn industry, waves of DIY porn and Internet activism have emerged that are in constant counter-dialogue with armies of government-hired spies and messengers of patriotism. In this talk and screening of relevant film clips, Katrien Jacobs offers a fascinating glimpse into the unique tactics and flavours of Chinese pornography and its associated subcultures. The talk is divided into five topics, each represented by a film clip and followed by vote by and discussion with the audience. These topics will be: 1. Chinese DIY Porn; 2. Japanese AV Dubbing; 3. Movement of the Grass Mud Horse; 4. Soft Erotic Revival; 5. Sex and the Scouting Researcher.

 

Restricted to adults above 18 years.

 

(Image: Title: "Sui Ding and Grass Mud Horse" Credits: Martin Lui)