Wednesday, November 4, 2015

Xu Xing, author and filmmaker, visits Grinnell

Photo courtesy of East Asian Studies Department and History Department.

Iconic Chinese author and filmmaker, Xu Xing, will visit campus next week on Nov. 9 and 10 to talk about one of his documentaries, "A Chronicle of My Cultural Revolution." Sponsored by the East Asian Studies and History Departments, Xing will visit Grinnell as one of his last stops of his American collegiate tour, which included talks at Harvard, University of Pittsburgh and Yale.

Xing attained literary fame and acclaim post-Chinese Cultural Revolution as an integral member of the literary revival movement in China. After living in Berlin after the Cultural Revolution, Xing finally returned to China settling in Beijing where he currently lives.  A lot of his work focuses on themes of spatial and individual freedoms, and humor and fantasy. Given his worldly knowledge after traveling to foreign countries, he explores popular culture in his literary and other artistic works.

Film Screening:
On Monday, Nov. 9, from 7:30p to 10p in ARH 302, Xu Xing will be present at the screening of his own documentary, "A Chronicle of My Cultural Revolution," which details his personal reflection of China's Proletarian Cultural Revolution. The screening will conclude with a Q&A session. Translation will be provided.

Xu Xing: An International Life of Arts and Letters
On Tuesday, Nov. 10, from 4:15p to 5:15p in Burling Lounge, Xu Xing will share insight on his own journey within the world of arts and letters in contemporary China. Translation will be provided as well.

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