Sinophone Literary Articulations Across the Borderlands

March 10, 12:00pm - 1:30pm
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Brian Bernards is Associate Professor of East Asian Languages and Cultures and Comparative Literature at the University of Southern California. Specializing in Sinophone and Southeast Asian literature and cinema, he is author of Writing the South Seas: Imagining the Nanyang in Chinese and Southeast Asian Postcolonial Literature (2015) and co-editor of Sinophone Studies: A Critical Reader (2013). His journal articles have appeared in positions: asia critique, Asian Cinema, Postcolonial Studies, inter-Asian cinema and the other on translingual Sinophone flash fiction and short film in Southeast Asia. Prof. E.K. Tan ??? will speak on “Conciliatory Amalgamation: The Politics of Survival in Sinophone Uyghur Writer Padi Guli’s A Hundred Years of Bloodline (2015),” which tells the story of Fatima, a Uyghur woman’s journey to unpack her family history while struggling to understand the status of ethnic minorities in the larger fabric of multi-ethnic China. The novel concludes with a positive message calling for ethnic integration. Tan reads the novel against the PRC’s ethnic minority policy to examine the implications of the protagonist’s cultural, linguist, and geopolitical border-crossing as she comes to terms with ethnic amalgamation as a necessary

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