Events: Public lectures by Taiwanese author Lung Ying-Tai
Chinese lecture: Saturday, Oct. 17, 2-4 p.m.
Chan Center for the Performing Arts
6265 Crescent Road, UBC
English lecture: Sunday, Oct. 18, 7-8 p.m.
UBC Asian Centre Auditorium
1871 West Mall, UBC
Media Availability: One-on-one interviews (Friday afternoon to Sunday): Contact Prof. Kate Swatek, UBC Dept. Asian Studies, at 604-760-6798.
Press conference: Friday, Oct. 16, 3:30 p.m.
Pui Ying Christian Services Society
Suite 101, 8580 Cambie Road, Richmond, B.C.
A leading chronicler of China and Taiwan will make her first public appearances in Vancouver this weekend at UBC.
Lung Ying-Tai, a Taiwanese writer and major Asian cultural critic, will discuss her latest book, Big River, Big Sea: Untold Stories of 1949, published last month to mark the 60th anniversary of the founding of the People’s Republic of China.
Dedicated to the 10 million people who died in the Communist victory, Untold Stories of 1949 is a literary account derived from numerous historical events and interviews with survivors of the time.
Lung is the UBC Dept. of Asian Studies’s 2009 Yip So Man Wat Memorial Lecturer. The University of Hong Kong professor has published more than 20 books, including novels and critical essays, on various social and political issues in Taiwanese society.
Both lectures are free, but due to limited spacing those who wish to attend should RSVP by email to: firstname.lastname@example.org.