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Book Discussion: Mass Campaigns and Mass Trauma: The Meaning of "To Live"

Notice Type: 
Activities
Event Date: 
Tue, 02/19/2019
Event Time: 
7:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Event Location: 
Music Library, Brooks Library 4th floor

 

February 19, 2019

07:00 p.m. – 08:30 p.m.

Music Library, Brooks Library 4th floor

Come to the Music Library on the 4th floor for a discussion of this quarter’s book club selection, "To Live" by Yu Hua (1993) The book is part of 2019 Big Read and One book, One County.

Book Discussion: Mass Campaigns and Mass Trauma: The Meaning of "To Live"

Presented by Marilyn A. Levine, Ph.D.
Professor of History
Central Washington University
Department of History

This presentation will overview two of the mass campaigns, the Great Leap Forward (1958-1960) and the Great Proletarian Cultural Revolution (1966-1976) in the People's Republic of China. Using the themes in the novel "To Live," there will be a brief lecture, some film clips from the Chinese film "Hibiscus Town," which explored the suffering of the common person in China during these campaigns, and a discussion with the audience on themes from the book "To Live."

 This event is in conjunction with the Brooks Library 2019 Big Read program.  For more information about the book visit:  https://www.arts.gov/national-initiatives/nea-big-read/to-live

 

 

 

 

 

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