In artistic expression, boundaries between China and the U.S. can and do often blur. Discover the cultural ties that inextricably link China and the U.S., in film, literature, and song, with Jeffrey Wasserstrom, Chancellor’s Professor of History at UCI, who will moderate a robust roundtable with fellow scholars, Michael Berry, Daphne Lei and Hu Ying along with celebrated musicians Wu Fei and Abigail Washburn. Together, they will explore spaces, created through art and performance, that defy stereotypes and transcend genres.

Open to all. Register here for entry. 
2:30 p.m. to 4 p.m.
EDU 1111 (LAW)

Participants in alphabetical order

  • Michael Berry, a film scholar, literature translator, and faculty member of UCLA’s Asian Languages and Culture Department
  • Daphne Lei, a specialist in Chinese opera and its reception in America based at UCI's Department of Drama
  • Abigail Washburn, a Grammy Award musician whose TED Talk "Building US-China Relations...By Banjo" has been viewed by almost a million people
  • Jeffrey Wasserstrom, a prolific writer and cultural historian based at UCI’s History Department who also holds courtesy appointments in the Law School and with the Literary Journalism Program
  • Fei Wu, a guzheng musician skilled at combining Chinese and Western musical styles
  • Hu Ying, a Chinese literature and culture scholar at UCI's Department of East Asian Languages and Literature

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