Hybrid Identities: A Dialogue with Xiaolu Guo


Past Event

Hybrid Identities: A Dialogue with Xiaolu Guo

February 25, 2020
12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
Room 311/312, Columbia School of Social Work

About the Event:

In this event, writer and filmmaker Xiaolu Guo will be in conversation with Professor Qin Gao to explore topics spanning identity, migration, memory, trauma, and writing. The dialogue will draw from Xiaolu Guo’s memoir, Nine Continents: A Memoir In and Out of China, winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award 2017, and her novels such as A Concise Chinese-English Dictionary for Lovers (2008), 20 Fragments of A Ravenous Youth (2010), and I Am China (2015).

About the Speaker:

Xiaolu Guo is a British/Chinese novelist, essayist and filmmaker. Her memoir, Nine Continents, received the National Book Critics Circle Award for Autobiography in 2017.

She was an inaugural fellow at the Columbia Institute for Ideas and Imagination at Reid Hall in Paris in 2018-19, where she was Abigail R. Cohen Fellow. She is currently a writer in residence at the Weatherhead East Asian Institute, a visiting fellow at the SOF/Heyman, and a visiting professor in EALAC, ICLS, and the School of the Arts.

Lunch will be served. Livestream is available. All are welcome.



Watch WEAI's recent interview with Xiaolu Guo here.

Columbia Affiliations
China Center for Social Policy