Cornell University

CCCI: Yiyun Li - To Speak Is to Blunder but I Venture

Monday, February 27, 2017 at 4:30pm to 6:00pm

Goldwin Smith Hall, G64, Kaufmann Auditorium
232 East Ave, Central Campus

The Cornell Contemporary China Initiative Lecture Series, featuring interdisciplinary talks by scholars on issues in China today, runs every Monday this semester.

Yiyun Li, award-winning author; Professor of English, UC Davis

Dear Friend, from My Life I Write to You in Your Life, the first nonfiction book by novelist and short story writer Yiyun Li, explores a life lived in reading and writing, with a writer's relationship with her mother country and mother tongue as a reoccurring theme. This talk will be a writer's reflection on the decisions to migrate from one country to another, from one language to another, and from one profession to another.