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CGED Knowledge Exchange Series

Melon@HKU Women in Science Fiction

Melon@HKU Women in Science Fiction

Speakers: Jo Walton, Aliette de Bodard, Regina Kanyu Wang, Rebecca F. Kuang


Dr. Alvin Wong, Department of Comparative Literature, HKU

Mr. William Lau, English Language Centre, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University

Date: Friday 22 March 2019

Time: 4-6 PM

Venue: 4.36, 4/F, Sir Run Run Shaw Tower, Centennial Campus, HKU

Jo Walton is author of 13 Sci-Fi and fantasy novels, with her latest, Lent, due out in May. She has won many awards including Hugo and Nebula awards for Among Others, and the Tiptree Award for My Real Children in 2015. Jo is from Wales, but emigrated to Montreal in Canada in 2002. She plans to live to be 99 and write a book every year.

Aliette de Bodard lives and works in Paris. She is the author of the critically acclaimed Obsidian and Blood trilogy of Aztec noir fantasies, as well as numerous short stories that have garnered her two Nebula Awards, a Locus Award and two British Science Fiction Association Awards

Regina Kanyu Wang is a bilingual writer from Shanghai, and graduate of Fudan University. She is a member of Shanghai Writer’s Association and the World Chinese Sci-Fi Association, and has been invited as a guest of Shanghai-Taipei Literary camp, the Euro-Asia Economic Forum and Sun Yat-Sen University Writing Residency.

Rebecca F. Kuang was born in Guangzhou, emigrated to the US in 2000, and has a BA from Georgetown University. Her debut novel The Poppy War was published by Harper Voyager in 2018 and was a Goodreads Choice Awards Finalist and one of Time’s Best Books of 2018. The sequel The Dragon Republic comes out in August

This event is co-presented by the Center for the Study of Globalization and Cultures, Department of Comparative Literature, School of Humanities, and the Committee on Gender Equality and Diversity, wiht the support of Melon.

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