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Saturday, 27 December

136. East Asian Modernities: Global, Vernacular, or Marginal Narratives—Alternative Visions of National Modernity

8:45–10:00 p.m., Yerba Buena Salon 6, Marriott

Program arranged by the Division on East Asian Languages and Literatures after 1900

Presiding: Ming-Bao Yue, Univ. of Hawai`i, Mānoa

1. “Chinese-Language (Huayu) Cultural Production: Delinking Modernity and the Nation-State,” Sheldon Lu, Univ. of California, Davis

2. “The Prosthesis of a Chinese Origin: Multilingualism and Multiculturalism as Diasporic Narrative Strategies in Zhang Guixing’s Rainforest Trilogy,” Eng Kiong Tan, Stony Brook Univ., State Univ. of New York

3. “Stories from the Samurai Fringe: Hayashi Fusao’s Marxist Turn and the Sullied Lineage of Modernizing Japan,” Jeff Long, Bloomsburg Univ.

For copies of abstracts, write to mingbao@hawaii.edu.

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