Retrospect and Prospect: Symposium on Chinese Canadian Literature and Media

When:
July 20, 2017 @ 9:00 am – July 21, 2017 @ 5:00 pm
2017-07-20T09:00:00-04:00
2017-07-21T17:00:00-04:00
Cost:
Free

Project Leads: Xueqing Xu & Jessica Tsui-Yan Li

Highlighting York University’s expertise in the fields of Asian research and Canadian studies, “Retrospect and Prospect: Symposium on Chinese Canadian Literature and Media” (July 20-21, 2017) will explore literary and media representations of the Chinese diaspora in Canada’s 150 years of nationhood, including: how diverse cultural encounters impact Chinese Canadian writers in illustrating cultural identities; how ethnic Chinese literature and media guide the reader to certain social and political agendas; how the Chinese communities’ conscience is voiced in transcultural and transnational contexts; and how the intersections of race, gender, and ethnicity are approached in the narration of the history of Chinese Canadians.