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Irvine, California: Author Panel

  • UC-Irvine Humanities Gateway 1341 Irvine, CA (map)
Telling Stories about China and Burma: Tales of Three Writers

January 12, 12:30-2:00 Humanities Gateway 1341, UC Irvine

Featuring Rosalie Metro, Scott Tong, and Lisa Brackmann, a panel discussion, free and open to the public

This event will focus on books set in either China or Burma that differ from one another in many ways, but which share several basic traits.  All tell stories set in Asia but also feature American figures. All are by authors who had spent extensive time in either China or Burma before setting out to write books about the country.  And all of the books in question are written in a lively and accessible style and aimed at general readers.  The authors, who will take part in a discussion moderated by Jeffrey Wasserstrom, Chancellor's Professor of Chinese History and Historical Mentor of the Literary Journalism Program, are:


Rosalie Metro of the University of Missouri, who is a specialist in the study of Southeast Asia and education and the author of the forthcoming novel Have Fun in Burma.


Scott Tong, a familiar radio voice to many, due to his reporting for APM's "Marketplace" program, who has recently published his first book: A Village with My Name: A Family History of China's Opening to the World.




Lisa Brackmann, a frequent traveller to China and the author of, among other books, a trilogy of crime novels set in Beijing and other parts of the PRC, the first instalment of which was the acclaimed Rock, Paper, Tiger