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Renowned Israeli writer and peace activist Amos Oz delivers the Herman Wouk Visiting Lecture
Mandeville auditorium, April 22, 2013
Photo by Dirk Sutro, DAH

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Lecture and Roundtable with Stanley Qiufan Chan

Techno-Shamanism: Speculative Futures in Fiction
Date: Thursday, May 19, 2022 at 5:00pm – 6:30pm 
Event Address: De Certeau (Room 335), Department of Literature, RWAC, UC San Diego

Stanley Chan is one of the most important contemporary Chinese science fiction writers. He is now a writer-in-residence based in Los Angeles. His major works include the debut novel The Waste Tide (2013, English version translated by Ken Liu) and short story collections, Future Diseases (2015) and Algorithms for Life (2019). In 2021, he published his most recent work, AI 2041:Ten Visions for Our Future (with Dr. Kai-fu Lee) in English, in which he explores speculative futures of biotechno-symbiosis and planetary ecology from a global perspective. He is currently working on creative projects regarding the return of shamanism and Asian indigenous cosmology in the digital era.

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Hosted by Literature Department and Visual Arts Department.
Co-Sponsored 21st Century China Center, Chinese Studies Program, and Chuan-Lyu Foundation.
Facilitated by Dingding Wang, PhD student from Literature Department, and Stephanie Sherman, PhD Candidate from Visual Arts Department.