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Crimes of War: Trauma and Memory in China's War with Japan

  • George Washington University Washington DC (map)

Speakers will discuss literary and cinematic representations of the Holocaust; traumatic events of the Pacific War, including the Nanjing Massacre; and Mao's China. Speakers will consider films by Zhang Yimou and others; poetry by Wing Tek Lum; speculative fiction by Ken Liu; Q. M. Zhang's memoir, Accomplice to Memory; and theories of trauma and testimony.

Speakers include: 

Glen Timmermans and Alex Lam Chi, University of Macau

See Kam Tan, University of Macau

Richard C. Sha, American University

Patricia Chu, George Washington University

Q.M. Zhang, Hampshire College

Event Date and Time: Saturday, May 11, 2019 - 2:00pm to 5:00pm

Event Location: Gelman Library, Room 101

Event Type: Public

Event Format: Conference

RSVP Required: RSVP is required for this event

Sponsors: GW Department of English