Lecture - Memory and Migration: Conversations with Chinese Women Writers
At Cal State Fullerton
Thursday, April 20, 2006
2:30 PM - 4:00 PM
Pollak Library, Room 130
Cal State Fullerton
This series brings international and cross-cultural experiences to Cal State Fullerton and the community. Chinese women writers will read from their work and discuss history, memory, migration, and culture from historical and personal perspectives.
Featuring Chun Yu
Chun Yu, winner of 2006 Notable Social Studies Trade Book for Young People and other awards, will read from and discuss her book Little Green: Growing Up During the Chinese Cultural Revolution (Simon & Schuster, 2005).
Chun Yu was born in China at the beginning of the Cultural Revolution. After graduating from Peking University, she moved to the United States to pursue her Ph.D. and a career in science. Chun Yu started writing poetry and stories in verse during her postdoctoral fellowship in biomedical engineering in a Harvard-MIT joint program. Her first book, Little Green: Growing Up During the Chinese Cultural Revolution, has been published by Simon and Schuster. Maxine Hong Kingston calls Little Green "a miracle." Little Green is the first book of a trilogy. It has won several awards including the 2006 Notable Social Studies Trade Book for Young People by the National Council of Social Studies (NCSS) and the Center for Children’s Book (CBC), 2006 Society of School Librarians International (SSLI) Book Award Honor Book, 2005 Parents Choice Award, and 2006 New York Public Library’s Books for The Teenager.
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