China’s Literary Giants: The Legacy of Yu Hua

Literature experts discuss the work of Yu Hua, one of China’s most revered writers, and the state of Chinese literature today. Spanning four decades of modern history, from the Republican Era to the Reform Era, the novel To Live (活着) has enthralled generations of readers around the world. Professors David Der-wei Wang (Harvard University) and Michael Berry (UCLA) will discuss the challenges of translation and contemporary Chinese literature in a global context. This program is presented by the Museum at Eldridge Street and China Institute as part of the NEA Big Read 2021 project. Part I will be discussed with the Museum at Eldridge Street on March 8. From March 8-March 18, Museum at Eldridge Street will be exploring Yu Hua’s To Live in a series of lectures, book discussions, and film screenings with partners from China Institute, Chatham Square Library of New York Public Library, and Museum of the Moving Image.

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Date: 03/16/2021

Time: 6:00 pm

Cost: Free

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