Transpacific Literary and Cultural Connections: Latin American Influence in Asia.
Live conversation with authors. Jie Lu, Martín Camps, and Miguel Rojas-Sotelo.
Moderated by professor Zairong Xiang.
JIE LU. THE UNIVERSITY OF THE PACIFIC. Co-Editor: Transpacific Literary and Cultural Connections: Latin American Influence in Asia (2020)
Professor Lu works on issues of representation of the city and new urban culture in contemporary Chinese fiction and film. She is a professor of Chinese Studies & Film Studies at the University of the Pacific; the author of Dismantling Time: Chinese Literature in the Age of Globalization (2005); co-editor of China and New Left Vision: Political and Cultural Interventions (2012); editor of China’s Literature and Cultural Scenes at the Turn of the 21st Century (2008), and guest-editor of two special issues in Journal of Contemporary China (03, 08). Education. Ph.D., Stanford University, 1996. MA, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, 1990. BA, Beijing Second Foreign Language Institute, Beijing, 1982
MARTIN CAMPS. THE UNIVERSITY OF THE PACIFIC. Co-Editor: Transpacific Literary and Cultural Connections: Latin American Influence in Asia (2020)
Professor of Spanish and Director of Latin American Studies. He is the author of Cruces fronterizos: hacia una narrativa del desierto [Border Crossings: Towards a Narrative of the Desert] (2008) and four editions: Dialogues on the Delta: Approaches to the City of Stockton (2018), La sonrisa afilada: Enrique Serna ante la crítica [A Smile Sharp as a Blade, Enrique Serna’s Writings] (2018), and Acercamientos a la narrative de Luis Arturo Ramos [Critical Essays on L. A. Ramos] (2003). He has published more than 30 articles and book chapters in Latin American fiction, and he is the author of six books of poetry, one novel, and two book translations. Education: Ph.D., University of California, Riverside, 2003. MFA, University of Texas, El Paso, 1999. BA, Instituto de Comunicacion y Filosofia, Mexico City, 1997.
MIGUEL ROJAS SOTELO. DUKE UNIVERSITY. Featured author Transpacific Literary and Cultural Connections: Latin American Influence in Asia (2020).
Miguel Rojas-Sotelo is an author, visual artist, filmmaker, and multidisciplinary scholar. Professor Rojas Sotelo was visiting professor at DKU in the academic year 2018-2019, Miguel works in the nexus culture, history, and the environment from an engaged, situated, and contextual approach. His recent books Irrupciones, compresiones, contravenciones. Arte y política cultural en Colombia [Irruptions, Compressions, Contraventions] (2017) and BE PATIENT | SE PACIENTE Artistic and medical entanglements in the work of Libia Posada (2018) are a testimony of such method. He won the 2017–2018 National Prize in Art Criticism by the Colombian Ministry of Culture with his essay “Sobernía Visual in Abya Yala.”He is co edititing two new books (2021), GRAPHIC IN TRANSIT | Sergio Sánchez Santamaría, and MINGAS DE LA IMAGEN: intercultural networks. He lived and traveled in China during 2017, 2018 – 2019 where he developed the comparative approach to his work which he applied to his text “Common Ground,” which he will talk about in this event. Education. PhD, University of Pittsburgh, 2009. MA. University of Pittsburgh, 2004. MFA and BA, Universidad de los Andes, Bogotá, Colombia, 1996.
Presented by DKU’s Latin American Working Group, DKU Library, APSI, CLACS.