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Tiger Writing: Art, Culture, and the Interdependent Self
Author Gish Jen in conversation with poet Maxine Hong Kingston

Tuesday, April 16, 2013 - 6:00pm

Cover of Tiger Writing by Gish Jen

Co-sponsored by Asia Society

Tiger Writing is a lively blend of family history, cultural criticism, and meditations on Gish Jen’s life as the daughter of Chinese immigrant parents, reflecting on Eastern and Western ideas of self and how they intersect. The novel, she writes, is fundamentally a Western form that values originality, authenticity, and the truth of individual experience. By contrast, Eastern narrative emphasizes morality, cultural continuity, the everyday, and the recurrent. This new book which is a culmination of her Massey Lectures in the History of American Civilization at Harvard, celebrates the writer’s process of self examination and creation.

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