Past Event

Global Literary Imaginaries: China and India

March 7, 2024
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
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Uris Hall at Columbia University, 3022 Broadway, Calder Lounge Room 107, New York, NY 10027


Gal Gvili, Associate Professor, East Asian Studies, McGill University

Adhira Mangalagiri, Assistant Professor, Department of Comparative Literature, NYU

Duncan Yoon, Assistant Professor, Gallatin School of Individualized Study, New York University

Moderator: Anupama Rao, Professor of History and MESAAS, Columbia University

How can we conceptualize the literary relations between China and India? How do we grasp the global imaginaries in transnational literary exchanges? What are the politics and ethics at play in the imaginaries of the Global South? To unravel and complicate these questions, this panel convenes scholars whose research delves into the intricate web of literary connections across Africa, South Asia, and East Asia. Through sharing their insights and latest scholarship, the panelists will engage in a discussion on critical themes including colonialism, (trans-)nationalism, the Global South, and comparative literature as a discipline.

This event is co-sponsored by the Department of East Asian Languages and Cultures, the Weatherhead East Asian Institute, The Society of Fellows and Heyman Center for Humanities, South Asia Institute, and the Institute for Comparative Literature and Society.

For questions, please contact Lu Kou at [email protected] or Peter Chen at [email protected]

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Lu Kou