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Professor Evelyn Hu-DeHart学术报告会——Chinese Literature of the Americas, with Special Attention to the Caribbean and Latin America

报告题目:Chinese Literature of the Americas, with Special    

           Attention to the Caribbean and Latin America

报 告 人:Professor Evelyn Hu-DeHart, Brown University

报告日期:20161020日星期四下午4:00-5:30

报告地点:明德新闻楼0407教室

Abstract:

    "In this lecture, we will focus on lesser-known Latin American and Caribbean writers of Chinese descent who write in English and Spanish.  We will introduce brief works of some of these writers, especially the Peruvian Short Story Writer Siu Kam Wen 晓锦榮 in translation in English and Chinese from the original Spanish."

    This will be a Power Point presentation, with Handouts in addition.

A Brief Bio:  

     Evelyn Hu-DeHart is Professor of History, American Studies and Ethnic Studies at Brown University, USA.  From 2002 to 2014, she served as Director of the Center for the Study of Ethnicity and Race in America at Brown University. In 2011-12, she was the Santander Visiting Scholar at Tsinghua University.  In 2014-15, she directed the Consortium for Advanced Studies in Cuba, following which she was Visiting Professor in the History Programme of Nanyang Technological University of Singapore.  She received her B.A. from Stanford University and her PhD in Latin American and Caribbean history from the University of Texas at Austin.  She has written and edited more than 10 books and over 60 articles, in English, Spanish and Chinese, on three main topics:  Indigenous peoples of the US-Mexico borderlands; the Chinese and other Asian diasporas in Latin America and the Caribbean; race and ethnicity in the Americas.  Zhejiang University Press published a collection of her essays in 2014.   At Brown, she is a founder and co-director of the long-term research project on "Asia-Pacific in the Making of the Americas," and with her alma mater Stanford University, she is a founder and principal investigator of the Chinese Railroad Workers of North American Project.  Both research projects involve international collaborators from Asia and Latin America, and include strong Public Humanities as well as Digital Humanities components.   Please check the website on the Chinese Railroad Workers of North America:   

http://web.stanford.edu/group/chineserailroad/cgi-bin/wordpress/