A Reading with Hua Hsu

Tuesday, April 2, 2019 at 4:30pm

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Taper Hall (THH), THH 420
3501 Trousdale Parkway, Los Angeles, CA 90089

Join Hua Hsu for a reading on April 2nd! 

April 2 I 4:30 PM

Hua Hsu is a staff writer at The New Yorker and the author of A Floating Chinaman: Fantasy and Failure Across the Pacific.

He has previously written for ArtforumThe AtlanticGrantlandSlate, and The Wire. His work has been anthologized in Best Music Writing and Best African American Essays, and his 2012 essay for Lucky Peach on suburban Chinatowns was a finalist for a James Beard Award for food writing. He also served on the editorial board of A New Literary History of America (2009). He is currently an associate professor of English at Vassar College, where he also directs the program in American Studies. He is formerly a fellow at the New America Foundation. He serves on the executive board of the Asian American Writers’ Workshop and the international advisory board of the NYU Center for Experimental Humanities.

Hua Hsu gives us a playful, colorful, formidable book, overflowing with archival research and without a single dull moment. A complex weave of authority and knowledge is presented here through many self-appointed spokesmen for China, all unforgettable. The stakes of rediscovering China, over and over again, have never been higher, or more absorbing to read.”

—Wai Chee Dimock, Yale University

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Arts, Lecture / Talk / Workshop


University Park Campus

Creative Writing & Literature
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