Having spent most of her life immersed in the cultures of Beijing, and later Canada in pursuit of graduate studies, Professor Yan Li has acquired multiple layers of perspective in her work. Li’s writing has appeared in both Chinese and English, and her latest novel, Lily in the Snow, is an insightful exploration of intergenerational conflict. The protagonist, Lily, is a single Chinese immigrant mother living in Mapleton, Ontario, who faces unique challenges when her mother comes to visit.
Yan Li is an Adjunct Associate Professor and Director of the Confucius Institute at the University of Waterloo. Her award-winning work includes Married to the West Wind (Mirror Books, Hong Kong, 1998 and Arts and Literature Press, Beijing, 2000), and Daughters of the Red Land (Sister Vision Press, Toronto, 1995).
Li’s public talk and reading will take place on Friday, March 8th at Simon Fraser University.
Here are the details:
Friday, March 8, 2013
7pm – 9pm
SFU Harbour Centre, 515 Hastings Street
We hope you can make it!