How to Write Historical Fiction: 1911 Revolution, Past and Present
Wed May 12th 2010, 12:00pm
Center for East Asian Studies
Philippines Conference Room, Encina Hall, 3rd floor
FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
Speaker: CEAS CHINA BROWN BAG SERIES Yan GU Professional Writer, Zhejiang College of Art and Literature, China **TALK WILL BE GIVEN IN CHINESE** This talk will deal directly with the question of the relationship between history and literature. Taking her work in progress novel 1911: Ebb and Flow as an example, Gu will focus on the techniques and strategies that imaginative writers use in their composition of historical fiction. She will also distinguish different ways of writing history, both by historians and writers, in particular with an emphasis on the writing of female experience in early twentieth China. Historical female figures, such as Qiu Jin, Wang Zhenhan, and He Zhen, will be discussed.
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