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Institute for Asian Studies Lecture Series: "Not Made in China: Identity & Home in Sinophone Malaysian Fiction"
Tuesday, November 22, 2011 - 4:00pm
Institute for Asian Studies Lecture Series:  "Not Made in China:  Identity & Home in Sinophone Malaysian Fiction"

Location:  PSU campus, Cramer Hall room 158

Time:  4:00 - 5:30pm

PSU Institute for Asian Studies Lecture Series
presents
"NOT made in China: Identity & Home in Sinophone Malaysian Fiction"

Dr. Alison Groppe, Professor of Chinese Literature at University of Oregon, will discuss her current book project about what it means for Malaysia-born authors to write fiction in Chinese.  She will explore questions of identity and experience through the works of several acclaimed Malaysia-born Chinese authors.

Dr. Groppe's current research focuses on Malaysian Chinese literature and its representation of cultural identity--mostly currently on the expressions of nostalgia for Chinese popular music, film and literature of the 1930s-1970s in contemporary Malaysian and Taiwan Sinophone stories and films, and what this nostalgia means for the construction and representation of contemporary Chinese identities.

Light refreshments will be served.

FREE and open to the public.

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Co-sponsored by the PSU Institute for Asian Studies and University of Oregon National Resource Center for East Asian Studies.

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