View in browser:

16th Annual UCI Wan-Lin Kiang Lecture
Xu Zhimo's (徐志摩) Surprising Journey:
An Exploration of my Grandfather's Life

Tony S. Hsu,
Ph.D., Applied Physics, Yale University
Author, Retired Technology Executive

May 2 | 4:30 p.m. Reception, 5:15 p.m. Discussion

UCI Continuing Education Building,
Yosemite Conference Room 2070

About the speaker
Tony S. Hsu is the grandson of Xu Zhimo. He was born in Shanghai shortly after the end of World War II. As a toddler, Hsu and his sisters were raised by his grandmother, Zhang Youyi, while his parents pursued their studies in America. In the late 1940s, Zhang and her young charges left China amidst national political turmoil and settled in Hong Kong. At age six, Hsu and his sisters emigrated to New York to join their parents and begin a new life in America. Hsu ultimately received his bachelor’s in electrical engineering from the University of Michigan and doctorate in applied physics from Yale University. He has been an executive for several technology companies. Hsu lives with his fashion designer wife, Lily Pao Hsu, and his filmmaker daughter, Alexandra, in Southern California. Chasing the Modern is his first book.

About the Kiang Lecture Series
The Wan-Lin Kiang Endowed Lecture Series was established in 2003 by Mrs. Assumpta Kiang in memory of her husband, Wan-Lin Kiang, a noted international scholar, political advisor and businessman. The series annually brings to campus a noted scholar on relevant topics related to China.

About the Center for Asian Studies
The center is comprised of more than 40 interdisciplinary UCI faculty members who study China, Japan, Korea, South Asia, and Southeast Asia and enhance the study of the many countries and cultures of Asia. The center provides a forum for discussions across geographic and disciplinary boundaries both on campus and within the community.

Sponsored by the UCI School of Social Sciences and School of Humanities with special thanks to the Irvine Book Club.