Writing Humanities for the Transcultural Reader


May 21, 2021

Professors Kong and Bai will discuss how a humanities scholar could introduce World Literature to Chinese general readers, and bridge the gap between creative writing and the academic world.

Speaker 主講

Shuyu Kong 孔書玉, Professor, Simon Fraser University

Shuyu Kong teaches in the Humanities and Global Asia program at SFU. Besides her academic work, including two books and one co-translation, she also writes for Chinese journals and media. Her new book Stories Illuminating the Journey 故事照亮旅程 (Beijing: Joint Publishing 2020) introduces her experiences of discovering world literatures and cultures through travel to general readers in China.

Guest 對話嘉賓

Ruoyun Bai 白若云, Associate Professor, University of Toronto

Professor Bai teaches Media Studies and Global Asia Studies at the University of Toronto Scarborough (UTSC). Her research interests focus on Chinese media and popular culture in the context of China's integration into global capitalism. She is the author of Staging Corruption: Chinese Television and Politics (UBC, 2015).

Moderator 主持

Diann Xu 徐棣军, Vancouver Public Library

“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, May 21, 2021

4:30 - 6:00 pm Pacific Standard Time

Online Webinar

Mandarin Chinese