It is with great pleasure that I write this update on ACSS'99 which has now been officially endorsed as a Key Event for the University of New South Wales' 50th anniversary celebrations! The past few months have been hectic with funding applications and website preparations, guests of
honor invitations, media liaison, community involvement, accommodation negotiations, catering decisions and so much more. The focus of "Fragments and Recollections: A Close up of 20th century Cinema" will be Vietnamese cinema. It is envisaged that "Fragments and Recollections"
will kick off with an exhibition of old filming equipment from Vietnam.
Asian Cinema is a seminal journal, which has been published since 1995 by the Asian Cinema Studies Society under the stewardship of Professor John Lent. From 2012 Asian Cinema will be published by Intellect as part of our Film Studies journal portfolio. The journal currently publishes a variety of scholarly material - including research articles, interviews, book and film reviews and bibliographies - on all forms and aspects of Asian cinema. The journal's broad aim is to advance understanding and knowledge of the rich traditions of the various Asian cinemas, thereby making an invaluable contribution to the field of Film Studies in general.