Probably best known for his short stories and novellas such as “A Madman’s Diary” (狂人日记) in 1918 and “The True Story of Ah Q” (阿Q正传) in 1921, Lu Xun (鲁迅, 1881-1936) is considered one of the most significant authors of modern Chinese literature. His leftist and liberal works first gained influence following the 1919 May Fourth Movement, a cultural and political movement. Later revered by Mao Zedong and highly praised during the formative years of the People’s Republic of China, Lu Xun’s leftist writing has influenced subsequent generations and continues to be read and analyzed by many. On Wednesday, June 15, 2016, at noon – 1 p.m., the Asian Division of the Library of Congress and the Asian Division Friends Society will jointly host a talk by Dr. Carolyn Brown on “The Short Stories of Lu Xun (1881-1936): A New Perspective.” This presentation will take place in the Asian Reading Room Foyer, LJ-150, first floor of the Jefferson Building, 10 First Street, SE, Washington, DC. Metro stop: Capitol South.
Dr. Brown is the former director of the Office of Scholarly Programs and the John W. Kluge Center of the Library of Congress. Prior to that, she served as Director of Collections and Services and Director of Area Studies Collections, with oversight of the Asian Division. She currently serves on the Board of Trustees of the Fetzer Institute of Kalamazoo, Michigan. She holds a B.A. in Asian Studies from Cornell University, and M.A. in Chinese Literature, also from Cornell, and a Ph.D. in Literature from the American University, Washington, D.C.
This event is free and open to the public. Request ADA accommodations five business days in advance at (202) 707-6362 (voice/TTY) or email [email protected].
For additional information, contact: Yuwu Song at (202) 707-3683 or [email protected].