5月11日讲座:Telling Chinese Stories in the World: from Journalism to Novels

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Lecture on American Studies
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Telling Chinese Stories in the World: from Journalism to Novels
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Speaker: Cheryl Lu-Lien Tan
Time: 15:00-17:00, May. 11, 2018
Venue: Seminar Hall, Third Floor, BFSU Library(图书馆三层学术研讨厅)
Language: English
Sponsors: Info USA@BFSU, American Studies Center BFSU
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Bio:
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Cheryl Lu-Lien Tan is a New York-based journalist and author of Sarong Party Girls (William Morrow, 2016) as well as “A Tiger in The Kitchen: A Memoir of Food & Family” (Hyperion, 2011). She is the editor of the fiction anthology Singapore Noir (Akashic Books, 2014). She was a staff writer at the Wall Street Journal, In Style magazine and the Baltimore Sun. Her stories have also appeared in The New York Times, The Paris Review, The Washington Post, Bon Appetit, National Geographic, Foreign Policy, Chicago Tribune, and The (Singapore) Straits Times among other places. In 2012, she was the recipient of a major arts creation grant from the National Arts Council of Singapore in support of her novel. Born and raised in Singapore, she crossed the ocean at age 18 to go to Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois. An active member of the Asian American Journalists Association, she served on its national board for seven years, ending in 2010.
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Synopsis of Talk:
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Enjoy lecture and conversation featuring New York-based journalist and author Cheryl Lu-Lien Tan as she discusses Asian American identity and American multiculturalism. Born and raised in Singapore, Tan will explore her own transpacific identity and her journey from international student to metro beat reporter to novelist. She will also share insight into what life is like for Asian Americans living in the United States. Join us as we explore and deepen your understanding of American cultural diversity and Asian American identity in the fourth edition of the US-China Education Trust’s Asian American Author Series.
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