Time: 4:00 p.m.
Date: Tuesday, Dec.15, 2009
Location: President's Room, Coffman Memorial Union
"Carnival China Style"-2010 Chinese New Year's Gala is set for Sunday, Jan. 10th, 2010 at 7:00 p.m. at Hennepin Theatre Trust's Orpheum Theatre (910 Hennepin Avenue, Minneapolis, 55403). Tickets go on sale Saturday, Nov. 28th, 2009 and range in price from $15 to $35 depending on seating preference. All prices include applicable facility fees. Additional service charges may apply. Tickets may be purchased in person at the State Theatre Box Office (805 Hennepin Avenue, Minneapolis, 55402), online at HennepinTheatreTrust.org, or through Ticketmaster by calling 1-800-982-2787 or visiting a Ticketmaster Ticket Center. Groups of 10 or more are eligible for discounts and should call 612-373-5665. Tickets are also available at Huaxin Bookstore (651-644-4294) and from the local Chinese community organizations.
This talk explores the fiction of one of Republican China's most popular authors after his forced exile to Hong Kong in the wake of the founding of the PRC. By reading Xu Xu's (1908-1980) Hong Kong fiction in the context of Romantic nostalgia, I will first challenge conventional notions about cause and effect of nostalgia and emigre identity of Chinese writers in exile. I will then briefly comment on the extent to which Xu's Romanticism influenced a younger generation of Hong Kong writers and filmmakers.
Presenter: Frederik Green, Assistant
Professor, Department of Asian Languages and Cultures, Macalester College
Date: December 8, Tuesday
Location: 710 Social Sciences West Bank, UMN