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September 17, 2009

Carlos Rojas

Alai, Internal Diasporas, and Rethinking Sinophone Literature

October 27, 2009
Tuesday 12 noon to 1:00 pm
Room 1636 School of Social Work Building
1080 South University

Carlos Rojas, Assistant Professor of Chinese Cultural Studies, Duke University

This talk will consider the work of the ethnically Tibetan, Chinese-language (and Mao Dun Prize-winning) author, Alai. Of particular interest will be the way in which Alai's fiction addresses issues of spatial identification and linguistic alienation, together with the broader implications of his work for our understanding of the categories of Chinese and Sinophone literature.

Carlos Rojas is Assistant Professor of Chinese Cultural Studies at Duke University. He is the author of The Naked Gaze: Reflections on Chinese Modernity (Harvard Asia Center, 2008); the co-editor (with David Der-wei Wang) of Writing Taiwan: A New Literary History (Duke, 2007) and (with Eileen Cheng-yin Chow) of Rethinking Chinese Popular Culture: Cannibalizations of the Canon (2009); and the co-translator (also with Eileen Chow) of Yu Hua's novel, Brothers (Pantheon, 2009).

Posted by kanepark at September 17, 2009 05:19 PM