A Discussion with Andy Chih-Ming Wang

The East Asian Humanities Lecture Series Hosts Andy Chih-Ming Wang

November 15th at 12:30 in the 
Lindner Family Commons 
(1957 E St NW, Rm 602)

Author Andy Chih-Ming Wang

Wang is the author of the groundbreaking work Transpacific Articulations: Student Migration and the Remaking of Asian America. In his first book,Wang explores the impact of study abroad for Chinese students in terms of an attachment to Ivy leagues schools in their search for modernity and the impact their presence has on the Asian American community. 

Mari Yoshihara, professor, Department of American Studies, University of Hawai`i at Mānoa comments:

Wang’s incisive scholarship urges us to rethink the contours of ‘Asian America’ through a sophisticated analysis of ‘foreign students’ as transpacific subjects. By examining the transnational subjectivities and alliances that have been at the center of Asian America since its beginnings, Wang’s analysis helps to move beyond a dichotomous view of diasporism and nationalism. With a historian’s hand reaching deep into the archives and a literary scholar’s sophisticated eyes and ears for language, Wang presents a nuanced analysis of various forms of ‘translation’—linguistic, cultural, psychosocial, political—by foreign students that in turn shaped the ideals and struggles of the Asian American movement.”

Wang’s lecture is sure to be a promising event you won’t want to miss!

This event is co-sponsored by the department of East Asian Languages and Literatures and the Department of English.

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