396. Chinese Narrative, World Literature: The Appeal and the Peril of Being Worldly
Thursday, 7 January, 8:30–9:45 a.m., Aspen, Sheraton
A special session
Presiding: Jiwei Xiao, Fairfield Univ.
Speakers: Xiaomei Chen, Univ. of California, Davis; Ya-Chen Chen, Clark Univ.; Eric R. J. Hayot, Penn State Univ., University Park; Wendy Larson, Univ. of Oregon; Jie Lu, Univ. of the Pacific; Xin Ning, Rutgers Univ., New Brunswick; Jiwei Xiao
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Starting from the premise that all literatures today are more or less part of the larger international system, borrowing and loaning at the same time, this panel addresses one of the central issues concerning world literature, the inequalities of being worldly, by thinking through the position and role of modern Chinese narrative within world literature today.
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