Monday, February 8, 2016

"Zhang Ailing and Eileen Chang: Towards a Biography in Two Parts" at Pitt, February 12.

The University of Pittsburgh's Department of East Asian Languages & Literatures will host Chatham University's Karen S. Kingsbury and her colloquium "Zhang Ailing and Eileen Chang: Towards a Biography in Two Parts" on February 12.

Karen S. Kingsbury is Professor of International Studies at Chatham University, where she teaches courses in Asian studies and world literature. A graduate of Whitman College and Columbia University, she has also taught at Sichuan Institute of Foreign Languages, Columbia College, Tunghai University, Shoreline Community College, and Presbyterian College. Her publications include translations of fiction by the preeminent Chinese writer Eileen Chang, in Love in a Fallen City (NYRB, Penguin 2007) and Half a Lifelong Romance (Penguin 2014; Vintage International 2016), and essays on pedagogy and plagiarism, cross-cultural creativity, and Fu Manchu. She is currently working on a critical biography of Eileen Chang, as well as smaller projects on the Korean TV drama Daejanggeum and on women restauranteurs in Taiwan. In 2016, she will join the board of ASIANetwork, a scholarly and institutional consortium that promotes Asian Studies in undergraduate liberal arts programs.
The talk will be held from 12:00 pm in 5200 Posvar Hall (map), and is free and open to the public.