Ha Jin & David Henry Hwang: The U.S.-China Literary Landscape

Ha Jin is the winner of the National Book Award for Waiting, and a celebrated author of short stories, poetry and fiction. David Henry Hwang is the Tony Award winning playwright of M. Butterfly, whose acclaimed new play Chinglish (2011) was the first Broadway play to be performed in both Mandarin and English. In this video from June 28, 2012, both authors read from their current work and talk about the intersection of contemporary writing and cultural perspectives on China. Moderated by Nancy Yao Maasbach, executive director of the Yale-China Association.

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