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NCKU Student Forum invites filmmaker Shaudi Wang to discuss labeling effect

Tainan, Taiwan, May 25, 2015

The 11th National Cheng Kung University (NCKU) Student Forum kicked off with its first event at the NCKU Cheng-Shing Hall on May 20.

Taiwanese filmmaker Shaudi Wang, NCKU Director of Student Affairs Yuk-Ying Tung, NCKU student Hung-Jui Wu and Jih-Hsuan Wang, student of National Taiwan University (NTU) altogether discussed the effect of labeling in society.

NCKU President Huey-Jen Jenny Su hosted the opening ceremony where she pointed out that the student forum is initiated by students, so to explore their own expectations, their thinking and doubts.

President Su said that Shaudi Wang is an artist. With her artistic power she observes society and reflects on this in her movies, thereby letting people see the force of image which conveys significant messages.

While discussing, Wang talked about her own perspective on 'Labeling', when she humorously mocked her own label in a perplexing manner, as well as questioning how the label is applied to her and how she removes it.

Wang said that no one is perfect and it’s impossible to make everyone happy, so don't let labels limit your life.

At the Student Forum, NCKU student Hung-Jui Wu said at first his parents wouldn't accept his sexual orientation. Later he found out his parents’ concerns coming from the label that the outside world applies to homosexuality.

Wu believes a lot of labels are not yet perceived as such and many are perceived, but people don't know how to deal with them. His personal approach to this is to recognize oneself and to push aside the negative thoughts and focus on what matters.

NTU Student Jih-Hsuan Wang also said that gender, race and many other appearance are all labels. In fact, regarding labels, often they exit partly for a quick understanding. In society, labels are everywhere, and lots of them are imaginary and fall short of the norm.

It seems that a young, slender, long-haired female in the position of Defense Secretary is likely to cause an uproar, because the general public clings on a label. Nevertheless, the thought should be she has the capabilities for the position of Defense Secretary and meets the requirements, according to Wang.
Provider : News Center
Date : 2015.05.25
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