[PAST EVENT] "The Global White Snake" Book Talk by Professor Liang Luo, University of Kentucky

September 9, 2021
2pm - 3:20pm
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  • Open to the public
Professor Liang LUO

Dr. Luo will speak on her new book The Global White Snake: Tracing the History and Adaptation of one of China’s Foundational Texts published by the University of Michigan Press last month. The Global White Snake uncovers how the White Snake legend often acts as an unsettling narrative of radical tolerance for hybrid sexualities, loving across traditional boundaries, subverting authority, and valuing the strange and the uncanny. A timely mediation and reflection on our contemporary moment of continued struggle for minority rights and social justice, The Global White Snake revives the radical anti-authoritarian spirit slithering under the tales of monsters and demons, love and lust, and reminds us of the power of the fantastic and the fabulous in inspiring and empowering personal and social transformations. This event is part of the COLL 300 lecture component of the course CHINESE 220: Chinese Popular Culture taught by Prof. Emily Wilcox. The talk will be hosted on Zoom and is free and open to the public.