Image Credit: Andrina Tan / National Army Museum

4th November 2021

Panel 1: Film and media infrastructure
during the Malayan Emergency
9.00 AM - 10.30 AM (UTC+8)

The British Reception of Two 1950s Films on
the Malayan Emergency

Jon Cowans (Rutgers University-Newark, USA)

Gendering Insurgency: Visual Cultures of Martial Womanhood
Kate Imy (University of North Texas, USA)

Mediatic Environments of the Malayan Emergency: Enmeshed Infrastructure and Forest Topographies
Nadine Chan (Claremont Graduate University, USA)

Panel 2: Cultural representation of
the Malayan Emergency
16.00 PM - 17.30 PM (UTC+8)

Representing the Emergency to Domestic UK Audiences: The Planter’s Wife (1952) and Conflict of Wings (1954)
Lawrence Napper (King's College London, UK)

1956 Representations of the Malayan Emergency: Reading Han Suyin, Mary McMinnies and Anthony Burgess
Anne Wetherilt (Open University, UK)

Picturing the “New Village Chinese”: Photography in the service of resettlement in Emergency-era Malaya
Jeremy E. Taylor (University of Nottingham, UK)

Image Credit: Lau Kek Huat

5th November 2021

Panel 3: In retrospect: looking back at
the Malayan Emergency 1

9.00 AM - 10.30 AM (UTC+8)

Youth and the Malayan Emergency: Generational Tensions and Ideological Dissonances in British War Films of the 1950s and 1960s
Kevin M. Flanagan (George Mason University, USA)

[Re]Representing the Batang Kali Massacre
Chrishandra Sebastiampillai (Monash University, Malaysia)

Panel 4: In retrospect: looking back at
the Malayan Emergency 2

16.00 PM - 17.30 PM (UTC+8)

Breaking the taboos: A Study on the Representation of National History and Identity in filmmaker Lau Kek Huat’s Trilogy: Absent Without Leave (2016), The Tree Remembers (2019) & Boluomi (2019)
Chew Hui Yan (Kagawa University, Japan)

The Occlusion of the Malayan Emergency in Beth Yahp's The Crocodile Fury and Tan Twan Eng's The Garden of Evening Mists

Eugene Chua (PhD graduate, Monash University, Malaysia)

To Singapore and Malaysia with Love: The Artistic Legacies of the Malayan Emergency
Sim Chi Yin (King's College London, UK)