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Talk: Studying Modern Chinese Literature after Theory
Date: 7 March 2008 (Friday)

Modern China Studies in the School of Modern Languages and Cultures is pleased to present a talk:

"Studying Modern Chinese Literature after Theory"


Professor Leo Ou-fan Lee
Centre for East Asian Studies, Chinese University of Hong Kong

Date: March 7, 2008 (Friday)
Time: 4pm to 6pm
Venue: S325, Meng Wah Complex
Language: English

What happens when most of the Western theories in literature and cultural studies cease to be fashionable and useful? Professor Lee will discuss Terry Eagleton's recent book, After Theory, with concrete cases as illustration. 

About the speaker:
Leo Ou-fan Lee is Professor of Humanities and Honorary Director of the Centre for East Asian Studies at the Chinese University of Hong Kong.  An eminent scholar of modern Chinese history and literature, Professor Lee received his MA and Ph.D. from Harvard University and taught there for many years. He has also taught at UCLA, Chicago, Indiana, and Princeton. Professor Lee has published extensively in both English and Chinese on modern Chinese literature and cultural studies, as well as contemporary fiction and cinema in the Pan-Chinese regions.  His best known books include: Shanghai Modern: The Flowering of Urban Culture in China (1999), Voices from the Iron House: A Study of Lu Xun (1987), The Romantic Generation of Modern Chinese Writers (1973), and The Confessions of Fan Liuyuan (1998, in Chinese).

For further information, please contact Ms Josephine Kowk at 2219 4208 or

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