COMM 239Fall 2018

Moving China

Film and document China as it changes virtually before your eyes
Jimeng Teng 滕继萌
Course Introduction
Jimeng Teng 滕继萌
Jimeng Teng 滕继萌MA, Beijing Foreign Studies University

Teng Jimeng has worked in media, communications and corporate training roles in China for close to three decades. Since 2001, Teng has been a media consultant and current affairs commentator for China Global Television Network (formerly, CCTV). He has also been a regular contributor to Ying Bo (a monthly film journal owned by the China National Film Museum) and Global Times. As a trainer, he was hired on contract basis by the Commercial Section, U.S. Embassy in Beijing to provide a ten-month training program in consecutive interpreting. Between 1991-1999, Teng worked as a consultant for some high profile Chinese filmmakers, including the 1993 Palm D’Or winning director Chen Kaige during the shootings of Farewell My Concubine (1993), and Wang Chao, Zhang Jiarui, and other indie artists in the field of documentary filmmaking and rock music. His clientele includes rock star Cui Jian, and directors Geng Jun, Fan Jian and others. He currently holds a permanent teaching position at Beijing Foreign Studies University.

Interests
  • Reading
  • Films
  • Travel

Moving China

This course is accredited through Loyola University Chicago

Course Description

This course offers a unique opportunity for students studying at The Beijing Center to film and document China as it changes virtually before our eyes. Students will ultimately apply their knowledge of China and Chinese culture to produce a 15-minute documentary video in digital format.

Courses Outcomes

Students will have an intimate knowledge of China and Chinese culture and the talent and skill to produce a 15-minute documentary video in digital format.