Winter 2020 Forbidden Romance

Winter 2020

Forbidden Romance in Chinese Culture

Admission and Registration: $15

Speaker: Chien Tsai

Thursday, February 12, 2020, 6:00 – 7:30 PM

Why don’t Chinese family say “I love you”? How does Confucianism dictate whom, when, and how to love? Come learn about the (un)changing notion of love in China!


Speaker Bio:

Chien Tsai received two BAs from UW-Seattle: Modern Japanese Literature and Comparative Literature. He received both his MA degree in Regional Studies-East Asia and PhD degree in Modern Chinese Literary and Cultural Studies from Harvard. Before joining the Chinese faculty at CityU in 2018, Chien was a tenured professor at UT-Austin, mentoring undergraduate and graduate students alike and running the Chinese-Language Program. He’s happy to be back in Seattle.

Select Publications:

Brian Bernards, Shu-mei Shih, and Chien-hsin Tsai. Sinophone Studies: A Critical Reader. New York: Columbia University Press, 2013.

Chien-hsin Tsai. A Passage to China: Literature, Loyalism, and Colonial Taiwan. Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 2017.