Oct 24/25: UBC Alumni Chinese and Japanese Book Club

UBC Alumni Chinese and Japanese Book Club 

 

LITERARY INTERACTIONS BETWEEN CHINA AND CANADA BY LAIFONG LEUNG AND JIA MA

The book Literary Interactions between China and Canada is one of the 17 volume project “Literary Interactions between China and Foreign Countries” produced by Shandong Education Press. This 450,000-word book is the first work to explore the topic and it lays the foundation for future studies. The book, largely based on primary sources, recreates the ethnic Chinese community as a cultural community. It traces the development of literature by ethnic Chinese written in Chinese, English and French, as well as Sinology in Canada and the reception of Canadian literature in China, from the mid-19th century to the present.

LOCATION & DATES

Asian Centre, 1871 West Mall, room 604, Vancouver, BC

SESSION 1: MEET AND GREET

Monday, October 24, 2016
7:00-8:30 pm

7:00pm: Registration
7:30pm: Welcome & Introductions
7:50pm: Facilitator Introduction, book introduction, and Q&A
8:30pm: Meet and Greet ends

SESSION 2: DISCUSSION

Monday, November 21, 2016
7:00-9:00 pm

7:00pm: Registration & enjoy light refreshments
7:30pm: Discussion begins
8:15pm: Break
8:25pm: Continue discussion
9:00pm: Discussion ends

 

ねむり NEMURI BY HARUKI MURAKAMI

One night, a well-to-do Japanese housewife suddenly saw an aged man ceaselessly watering her feet which she felt were rotting away. From the morning after, her routine life with her husband and son began to transform. Somehow, her senses were rejuvenated. She began to feel alive—even though she ‘stopped’ sleeping all the while.

LOCATION & DATES

Asian Centre, 1871 West Mall, room 604, Vancouver, BC

SESSION 1: MEET AND GREET

Tuesday, October 25, 2016
7:00-8:30 pm

7:00pm: Registration
7:30pm: Welcome & Introductions
7:50pm: Facilitator Introduction, book introduction, and Q&A
8:30pm: Meet and Greet ends

SESSION 2: DISCUSSION

Tuesday, November 22, 2016
7:00-9:00 pm

7:00pm: Registration & enjoy light refreshments
7:30pm: Discussion begins
8:15pm: Break
8:25pm: Continue discussion
9:00pm: Discussion ends

 

 

Details and registration: http://www.alumni.ubc.ca/events/alumni-book-club/