Presentation Title: Select Translation from A Yi’s The Bird Saw Me

Section: Understanding the Past II

Location: , 303

Date & Time: Friday, April 19, 2013 - 12:15pm - 12:30pm


The work of contemporary Chinese fiction author and former police officer A Yi provides an insight into the countless tensions and contradictions that have come to characterize Chinese society today. In “The Valentine’s Day Explosion Case,” published in his collection of short stories, The Bird Saw Me, in 2010, A Yi presents his own interpretation of a real bombing incident that took place on Wuhan’s Yangtze River Bridge on February 14, 1998. The narrative explores themes such as homosexuality, discrimination and oppression by society and family, suicide, and the clash between traditional societal norms and modern notions associated with personhood, family, and love. I will present an excerpt from my translation with the hope that it will spark and deepen an interest in Chinese literature.

Type of Presentation: Individual oral

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Presentation Topic: China/Asia

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Presenter Information
Presenter(s): Macias, Marcela
Major(s): Chinese
Class Year(s): 2013

Sponsor(s): Handler-Spitz, Rebecca, Du, Hang
Dept(s): Chinese

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