Friday, 07 January
348. Interpretations of the Imagined and the Real: Narrating Lives in Premodern China, Korea, and Japan
3:30–4:45 p.m., 303A, LA Convention Center
Program arranged by the Division on East Asian Languages and Literatures to 1900
Presiding: C. Miki Wheeler, Univ. of California, Davis
Speakers: Monika Dix, Saginaw Valley State Univ.; Rivi Handler-Spitz, Middlebury Coll.; Jeongsoo Shin, Univ. of Washington, Seattle; C. Miki Wheeler; Jie Wu, Washington State Univ., Pullman
This panel provides a new critical approach to biographical and autobiographical narratives in premodern China, Korea, and Japan. The discussion will identify valuable points of intersection between the representations of self and other across the cultures. It will also emphasize the continuities and limits, for this field, of movements, both foundational and more recent, in Western autobiographical theory.