Department of Asian Studies
Department of Asian Studies

Between Revolution and the Self: The Ethical Paradox in Literary Discourse in and after the Chinese Socialist Period

Tue, April 16, 2019 | Meyerson Conference Room (WCH 4.118), UT Austin Campus

3:30 PM - 5:00 PM

Between Revolution and the Self: The Ethical Paradox in Literary Discourse in and after the Chinese Socialist Period

Dr. Lianfen Yang is professor at Renmin University, China, and an eminent scholar in modern Chinese literature.  She received her Ph.D. from Beijing Normal University in 1994.  Dr. Yang was invited to visit Harvard-Yenching Institute in 2005 and is presently a Visiting Fellow in the Department of Gender Studies at UC Berkeley.  

 

Dr. Yang’s research areas include modern Chinese literary history, ideological and cultural transformations from late Qing to the present, intellectual developments during the revolutionary periods, and gender issues in the Chinese society. Dr. Yang is author of numerous publications, among them: The Lyrical Tendency in Modern Chinese Fiction (1996), From Late Qing to the May-Fourth: The Emergence of Chinese Literary Modernity (2003), A Study of Journals and Literary Trends in 20th Century China (2006), Romantic China: A Gendered Perspective on Radical Thoughts and Literature (1890s-1940s) (2016). She has been awarded several prizes for her academic accomplishments and teaching excellence at various universities in China.

 

This talk will be presented in Mandarin Chinese.

Sponsored by: Julian Suez Speaker Series in Chinese Studies and Center for East Asian Studies

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