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Colleen Lye: "Asian Socialism, Magical Realism"

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Colleen Lye: "Asian Socialism, Magical Realism"
Start:
May 16, 2018 4:00 pm
End:
May 16, 2018 6:00 pm
Category:
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Time: 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM
Location: 126 Voorhies Hall

As interest in global Maoism has gathered steam in recent years, it is perhaps something of a paradox that the Black Panther Party
rather than the Asian American Movement has come to represent the most visible manifestation of global Maoism’s US reach. In
some ways this is because the Asian American Movement was composed of elements at once too close and too far from the political
caprices of the Chinese Communist Party itself during the contradictory period of the Cultural Revolution (1966-1976). If global
Maoism’s consequences for an Asian American left politics remain in hindsight still indeterminate, its consequences for Asian
American literature, however, were extraordinary. Indeed, a closer examination of the emergent form of Asian American literature in
the 1970s conceptualized as a response to global Maoism may even open up fresh views of the wider affordances of an Asian
American vantage upon the relationality of “race, class, and gender.”

This event is sponsored by English Department, Mellon Initiative in Racial Capitalism

For more information please contact: Tobias Menely, tmenely@ucdavis.edu


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