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The First Sino-US Literature Forum

September 25, 2009 - 9:00am
The Stanford Humanities Center
Sponsored by the Center for East Asian Studies, Stanford Humanities Center, and Department of East Asian Languages & Cultures Free and open to the public. **Please note the 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 Eavan 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 Profesor, 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 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 Profesor, 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
Free and open to the public.
Event Sponsor: 
Center for East Asian Studies, The Stanford Humanities Center and the Department for East Asian Languages and Cultures
Contact Email: 
hlee17@stanford.edu
Contact Phone: 
723-3363