David Wong Louie Memorial Conference

Friday, November 15, 2019 | 10:00 am to 5:00 pm

UCLA Royce Hall Room 314

Internationally recognized as a literary pioneer in Chinese-American writing in several genres—novel, short story, and personal essay—David Wong Louie forged a powerfully eloquent voice that mapped with deep sensitivity and darkly comic wit the trials and hard-won insights born of inhabiting and navigating the difficult and often invisible spaces between white America and Chinese America.

This conference will commemorate David Wong Louie's writing and teaching legacy by bringing together scholars, writers, and student that were and continue to be influenced and inspired by Louie's work, including former Amerasia Journal editor Russell Leong, AAS MA alum and poet Jennifer Tseng, and AASC Faculty Advisory Committee member King-Kok Cheung. Pulitzer prize winner Viet Thanh Nguyen will deliver a keynote.

More info from the UCLA Department of English.