552. China in the World: Literature, Geopolitics, and World Culture
Thursday, 7 January, 3:30–4:45 p.m., Redwood, Sheraton
Program arranged by the MLA Executive Council
Presiding: Ban Wang, Stanford Univ.
Speakers: Yomi Braester, Univ. of Washington, Seattle; Wendy Larson, Univ. of Oregon; Lydia H. Liu, Columbia Univ.; Xiaobing Tang, Univ. of Michigan, Ann Arbor
Scholars in Chinese and East-West comparative literature will discuss China's growing influence and its deepening conversation with the world. As China grows into a world power, the study of its literature, culture, and history is taking different shapes and moving in new directions. The panelists will analyze national and international aspects of Chinese literature, arts, and thought; explore developments in popular culture and media; rethink the political implications of cultural production; discuss translation and the appropriation of Euro-American traditions; and articulate Chinese visions of world order.
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