Chinese Studies

Documentary Screening: The Chinese Exclusion Act

What does a little-known 1882 law have to do with American
    identity, democracy, and civil rights today?
    Through powerful and illuminating visuals, historical documents,
    testimonies, and insights of leading scholars and experts, The
    Chinese Exclusion Act
documentary explores the history of Chinese
    immigration to the United States and its significance to issues
    of globalization, immigration, labor, and civil rights today.

Reception at 2:00 p.m.

This event is free and open to the public.

Posthuman China: A Lecture by Mingwei Song

Posthuman China: Science Fiction, Heterotopia, and the Poetics of Invisibility

Dr. Song will discuss the contemporary new wave of Chinese science fiction through the prism of the award-winning book “Three-Body Problem,” a three-volume Chinese science-fiction novel. Dr. Song argues that the contemporary new wave of Chinese science fiction presents a subversive vision of China’s pursuit of power and wealth, a dystopian counterpart to the government-promoted “Chinese dream.”

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