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Bordering Chinese Eco-Literatures: Threats to Bio and Ethnic Diversity

February 12 @ 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm

featuring Robin Visser, Associate Professor of Asian Studies

Dr. Visser’s current book project, Bordering Chinese Eco-Literatures (1980-2020), analyzes the growing prominence within Chinese-language literature of ecological perspectives from China’s border cultures. It includes works by Tibetan, Taiwanese Indigenous, Kazakh, Uyghur, and Han Chinese writers. Set in Xinjiang, Tibet, Inner Mongolia, Southwest China, and Taiwan, they feature diverse ecologies rapidly transforming due to unprecedented rates of development and domestic migration. The talk analyzes literary depictions of rapidly changing regional ecosystems and compares distinct ways of imagining relational dynamics between humans, non-human animals, ecosystems, and the cosmos.

All programs are held from 4:30 to 6:00 pm at Flyleaf Books in Chapel Hill. Advance registrants can take advantage of our special FLYLEAF SEASON PASS and receive a discount on the purchase of all ten lectures.

Program Tuition: Advance registrants pay $18 per lecture ($13 for GAA members) or can take advantage of our special FLYLEAF SEASON PASS—register for all 10 events for $135.00 ($100.00 for GAA members). To check your membership status or to join the GAA, please visit alumni.unc.edu or call 800.962.0742. GAA membership is open to all UNC alumni and friends.

Tuition is $20.00 for everyone paying at the door.

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Details

Date:
February 12
Time:
4:30 pm - 6:00 pm
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Venue

Flyleaf Books
752 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd
Chapel Hill, NC 27514 United States
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Phone:
(919) 942-7373
Website:
http://www.flyleafbooks.com/