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Meet Jiayang Fan: Traversing China, the U.S., and the Spaces in Between for The New Yorker
You may have read Jiayang Fan’s incisive vignettes of China, the United States, and the convergences – or divergences – between the two in The New Yorker. After contributing to the magazine for several years, she became the first China staff correspondent of Chinese descent at The New Yorker in 2016. Her articles, essays, and reviews unearth nuances otherwise rare in American coverage of these spaces. Ms. Fan’s deft handling of these subjects can be attributed in large part to her own multifaceted identity and upbringing. Self-described as both “a Chinese and an American,” she is intimately familiar with the complexities of reporting about contemporary China as “an immigrant with a vexed sense of cultural identity.”
A Q&A will follow her talk. Light refreshments will be served. RSVP required.
Wednesday, March 6 at 4:00pm to 6:00pm
Social & Behavioral Sciences Gateway, 1517
Pereira Drive, Irvine, CA 92697