Weatherhead East Asian Institute Event
Please join us for a conversation with:
Xiaolu Guo, Writer-In-Residence, Weatherhead East Asian Institute;
Adjunct Associate Professor, East Asian Languages and Cultures
Qin Gao, Professor of Social Policy and Social Work,
Columbia School of Social Work
About the Speaker:
Xiaolu Guo is a novelist, essayist and filmmaker. Her memoir Nine Continents won the National Book Critics Circle Award for Autobiography 2017 and shortlisted for the Royal Society of Literature Ondaatje Award and Costa Award. Her novels include A Concise Chinese-English Dictionary for Lovers (Orange Prize for Fiction Shortlist 2007), Village of Stone (2004), and I Am China (2015). She is named as a Granta’s Best of Young British Novelist in 2013. Guo also directed several feature films including How Is Your Fish Today? (Official Selection Sundance) and UFO In Her Eyes (TIFF). She, A Chinese received the “Golden Leopard” award at the Locarno Film Festival 2009. Her documentaries include Five Men & A Caravaggio (London Film Festival 2018) and Late At Night (Rotterdam Film Festival 2014). She is a 2018-19 fellow at the Columbia Institute for Ideas and Imagination and a jury member for the Booker Prize 2019.
Watch WEAI’s interview with Xiaolu Guo here.
This is a Weatherhead East Asian Institute Lectures and Panels event.
Please register here.
For those unable to attend in person, Livestream will be available. Register here to receive a reminder of this link around 30 minutes before the program starts.
February 25, 2020
12:00 PM-1:30 PM
School of Social Work, Room 311/312
1255 Amsterdam Ave
For inquiries, please contact Natalie Pretzer-Lin firstname.lastname@example.org.
Cosponsors: School of Social Work, China Center or Social Policy