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A Symposium with an International Renowned Writer, Li Ang
October 28, 2010

Li Ang

Morehouse Chinese Studies Program will co-host with Emory University and Taipei Economic and Cultural Office at Atlanta a talk from an international renowned writer, Li Ang. Li is from Taiwan and is known for her idiosyncratic, candid, and penetrating insights on gender politics in the social life in contemporary Taiwan. Her bold and successive broaching of topics bordering on the taboo within the cultural context of Taiwan has earned her extensive critical acclaim both in the world of Chinese letters and internationally. Translated in different languages and published world-wide, many of her works have been reviewed by leading newspapers in many countries including The New York Times, and made into films and T.V. serious. In 2004, Li Ang was awarded the prestigious “The Chevalier de L’ordre des Arts des Lettres” by the French minister of Culture and Communication in recognition of her outstanding contribution to world literature. A writer on the cutting edge in her reflections on the question of women through literature, Li Ang transcends national borders, inviting the reader to approach the intricacies of gender and politics from both local and global perspectives.