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Re-Orienting China Book Launch

April 28 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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Reorienting China Book Launch

University of Alberta professor and writer Leilei Chen was born and raised in China, but admits she’d always held an idealized vision of Canada. When a doctoral scholarship brought her to Edmonton, that vision was shattered by Canada’s social problems and historical racism – even the weather didn’t measure up to her red-leafed dreams. Canadian realities made her consider her homeland and how the “seemingly antithetical” countries actually shared many similarities. She credits her travels for her “more nuanced and critical vision” of both countries. In Re-Orienting China, Chen examines books by six contemporary travel writers on post-1949 China, weighing in on their work and ways of understanding “otherness” with a critical eye, particularly when she senses an us vs. them divide.

Info: Brenda Chan 780 970 5233 or brenda.chan@confuciusedmonton.ca

Details

Date:
April 28
Time:
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Cost:
Free

Organizer

Confucius Institute in Edmonton
Website:
http://confuciusedmonton.ca/

Venue

Confucius Institute in Edmonton
13750 Woodcroft Avenue NW
Edmonton, T5M 3M4
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Phone:
780 970 5233
Website:
http://confuciusedmonton.ca/