The Cross-cultural Story of Three Chinese Women Aviators


June 18, 2021

Patti Gully and Songyu Lin will talk about how Sisters of Heaven: China's Barnstorming Aviatrixes was introduced to China and enthusiastically received by Chinese readers, with a film adaptation on the way.

Speaker 主講

Patti Gully 帕蒂 哥莉,  Writer and Historian

Patti Gully is an independent researcher and writer living in Vancouver and Manitoba. Her interest in Chinese aviation history has resulted in several books including Sisters of Heaven: China's Barnstorming Aviatrixes: Modernity, Feminism, and Popular Imagination in Asia and the West (2007), which was translated into Chinese 飛天名媛:中國第一代女飛行家三人傳 (Huacheng, 2012), and is currently being adapted into a film. Her most recent book about a Chinese-American aviator, Time Flies: The Biography of Art Lym, has also been published in China: 時光飛逝 : 中國空軍先驅林福元傳  (Huacheng, 2013).

Guest 對話嘉賓

Songyu Lin林宋瑜, Senior Editor and Lecturer

Songyu Lin 林宋瑜 is Senior editor of Flowercity (Huacheng) Publishing House, and directs their translation department. She is also a prolific literary critic and has taught at the School of Humanities, Yunnan University.

Moderator 主持

Shuyu Kong 孔書玉, Professor, Simon Fraser University

“Chinese/Canadian Writing” Speaker Series “在加中之間寫作”系列講座

Through dialogues among award-winning writers, artists, publishers and academia, the “Chinese/Canadian Writing” speaker series reveals the inspiration, identity and purposes of cross-cultural writing, showcases the diversity of Chinese Canadian writing, and explores the possibility of bridging different worlds through language, history and imagination.

“在加中之間寫作”系列講座通過四組著名作家, 藝術家,出版人和學者的演講和對話,討論聯繫不同世界的跨文化寫作的重要,以及在加拿大進行中文寫作的多種可能性。


Friday, June 18, 2021

4:30 - 6:00 pm Pacific Standard Time

Online Webinar

English and Mandarin Chinese