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The First Sino-US Literature Forum

Free and open to the public.
**Please note this 2-day forum will be conducted PRIMARILY in Chinese.**


SEPTEMBER 25, FRIDAY
1:00 p.m.—Opening Remarks

Chaofen Sun, Professor, East Asian Languages & Cultures, Stanford University
Richard Saller, Dean of the School of Humanities and Sciences, Stanford University

1:30 p.m.—Keynote Speech
"Let Forest be Forest -- Together We Enjoy Diversity, Understanding, Harmony and Progress"–Madame Tie Ning, President, Chinese Writers' Association

2:00 p.m.—English Summary of Keynote and Q&A
Ban Wang, Professor, East Asian Languages & Cultures, Stanford University

2:30 p.m.—Tea Break

2:50 p.m.—Panel I: Globalization and Literature

Panel Chair: Haiyan Lee, Assistant Professor, East Asian Languages & Cultures, Stanford University
"The Situation and Predicament of Chinese Poems at Current Times"–Li Licong , Vice President of Hebei Provincial Writers' Association
"Chinese Writers on Writing"–Arthur Sze, Professor Emeritus, Institute of American Indian Arts
"Ripe Crops, Silk Making and Yellow Loquat"–Tang Xiaoling, Professor, Suzhou University
"Changing Our Minds"&ndashEavan Boland, Professor, English, Stanford University

4:30 p.m.—Q&A
Moderator: Ban Wang, Professor, East Asian Languages & Cultures, Stanford University


SEPTEMBER 26, SATURDAY
9:00 a.m.—Panel II: National Literature, Politics, and the World
Panel Chair: Michael Berry, Associate Professor, University of California, Santa Barbara
"From The East is Red to The Sun Rises from the East: The Return of A Founding Father"–Xiaomei Chen, Professor, University of California, Davis
"National Literature in Language Globalization":ndash;Wang Yueli, Deputy Editor-in-Chief of Suo Fang Magazine
"Denationalizing Literature"–Robin Visser, Associate Professor, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

10:15 a.m.—Q&A

10:45 a.m.—Panel III: Translation, Cultural Exchange, and International Community

Panel Chair: Xiaomei Chen, Professor, University of California, Davis
"Translation, Transcription, and Being Translated: Reflections on the Challenges of Chinese-English Literary Translation"–Michael Berry, Associate Professor, University of California, Santa Barbara
"What Americans See: Chinese Fiction in Translation"–Sabina Knight, Associate Professor, Smith College
Internet Literature vs. Traditional Writing–Deng Xian, Vice President of Sichuan Provincial Writers' Association

12:00 p.m.—Q&A

12:30—Lunch Break

2:00 p.m.—Panel IV: Reading, Writing, and the Public Sphere

Panel Chair: Robin Visser, Assistant Professor, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
"What Good is Literature? Reflections on Aesthetics, Politics, and Ethics"–Haiyan Lee, Assistant Professor, East Asian Languages & Cultures, Stanford University
"The Role of Literature in Social Progress: Writers' Social Responsibility"–Wu Yiqin, Vice Curator of China Modern Literature Museum
"Looking at the Librarie Avant-Garde: Bookstores and the Chinese Public Sphere from Mao to Now"–Jeffrey Wasserstrom, Professor, University of California, Irvine
"The Development of Native Literature"–Sun Huifen, Vice President of Liaoning Provincial Writers' Association

3:40 p.m.—Q&A

4:10 p.m.—Tea Break

4:30 p.m.—Round Table Discussion: What Can Literature Contribute to a More Open Global Society?

Moderator: Ban Wang, Professor, East Asian Languages & Cultures, Stanford University
Deng Xian, Vice President of Sichuan Provincial Writers' Association
Sun Huifen, Vice President of Liaoning Provincial Writers' Association
Wu Yiqin , Vice Curator of China Modern Literature Museum
Eavan Boland, Professor, English, Stanford University
Xiaomei Chen, Professor, University of California, Davis
Sabina Knight, Associate Professor, Smith College

5:30 p.m.—Closing Remarks

Sponsored by the Center for East Asian Studies, Stanford Humanities Center, and Department of East Asian Languages & Cultures

Saturday, September 26, 2009 | 9:00 am — 6:00 pm
Levinthal Hall, Stanford Humanities Center.

Center for East Asian Studies