Ken Liu – Betrayal With Integrity: Two Case Studies on Colonial and Postcolonial Power Dynamics in Translation to/from Chinese. BU Translation Series (Jan. 27, 2023)
The 2023 Boston University Lecture Series in Literary Translation is pleased to present
Betrayal With Integrity: Two Case Studies on Colonial and Postcolonial Power Dynamics in Translation To/From Chinese
Friday, January 27, 2023 from 2:30 – 4:30 pm
CAS 306, 725 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston MA 02215
About the Speaker:
Ken Liu (http://kenliu.name) is an American author of speculative fiction. A winner of the Nebula, Hugo, and World Fantasy awards, he wrote the Dandelion Dynasty, a silkpunk epic fantasy series (starting with The Grace of Kings), as well as short story collections The Paper Menagerie and Other Stories and The Hidden Girl and Other Stories. He also penned the Star Wars novel The Legends of Luke Skywalker. Liu is also the translator for Liu Cixin’s The Three-Body Problem, Hao Jingfang’s “Folding Beijing” and Vagabonds, Chen Qiufan’s Waste Tide, as well as the editor of Invisible Planets and Broken Stars, anthologies of contemporary Chinese science fiction. Prior to becoming a full-time writer, Liu worked as a software engineer, corporate lawyer, and litigation consultant. Liu frequently speaks at conferences and universities on a variety of topics, including futurism, cryptocurrency, history of technology, bookmaking, narrative futures, and the mathematics of origami.