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Love, Lust, Caution: Centennial Celebration of the Cross-Cultural Legacies of Eileen Chang
Leading international scholars from USC, Duke University, and Chinese University of Hong Kong will discuss Eileen Chang’s writing, films adapted from her novels, art, fashion and more.
Please join us for a half-day conference titled Love, Lust, Caution: Centennial Celebration of the Cross-Cultural Legacies of Eileen Chang 愛與誡：張愛玲跨文化遺產百年慶典. This year marks the 100 year birthday for Eileen Chang (1920-1995), one of the most influential modern Chinese writers who passed away in Los Angeles in 1995. Leading international scholars from USC, Duke University, and Chinese University of Hong Kong will discuss Chang’s writing (with reference to the Eileen Chang Collection at USC Libraries), films adapted from her novels, art, fashion and more. USC students will also launch an online exhibition at the conference to commemorate Chang’s life and achievements, as well as her impact on Chinese and Asian American literature, art, and society.
Dr. Rey Chow - Keynote Speaker
Andrew W. Mellon Distinguished Professor of the Humanities (Duke University)
Rey Chow is the author of the highly influential, award-winning book Woman and Chinese Modernity: The Politics of Reading Between West and East. The book is widely recognized as having set a new trend in foregrounding the question of Chinese modernity in the context of postcolonial representational politics. Among its highlights is a sustained discussion—perhaps the first to appear in the English language—of Zhang Ailing as a major author, whose distinctive ways of handling narrative details set her apart from the writers of the revolutionary May Fourth tradition. Professor Chow’s lecture/seminar on “Lust, Caution" is based on a chapter of her more recent book Entanglements, or Transmedial Thinking about Capture.
Dr. Brian Bernards
Associate Professor, East Asian Languages and Cultures (USC)
Dr. Geraldine Fiss
Scholar in Residence, East Asian Languages and Cultures (USC)
Dr. Yunwen Gao
Assistant Professor, Center for China Studies (Chinese University of Hong Kong)
Dr. Jenny Lin
Associate Professor, Roski School of Art and Design (USC)