"Literature and History: From Taipei People to My Father and the Republican China"
Fri, February 22, 2013 • 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM • Mezes 1.306
A talk by Professor Kenneth Pai
The talk will be delivered in Mandarin Chinese.
The talk will deal with connections between Prof. Bai’s best known story collection, Taipei People, and My Father and the Republican China, a photo-biography of Prof. Bai’s father Bai Chongxi, the famous Nationalist general during the Sino-Japanese war and the Chinese civil war in mid-20th century. My Father was published last year and has been received with great enthusiasm by Chinese readers globally. Prof. Bai retired from the University of California at Santa Barbara in 1994.
Professor Bai Xianyong (Kenneth Pai) is an eminent Chinese fiction writer and a pioneering figure in Taiwan’s Modernist literary movement of the 1960s as well as the recent revival of the classical Chinese opera form, kunqu, on Mainland China.