Ha Jin: The liberating powers of English

Guest blog by Samrat Upadhyay, author and faculty member in the IU Bloomington Department of English: In the 1990s, Croatian-American writer Josip Novakovich asked me whether I’d read any Ha Jin. I replied I hadn’t. “Read him. He’s really good,” Novakovich said. At that time, Novakovich was editing an anthology titled “Stories in the Stepmother Tongue,” featuring […]

‘China Remixed’ student blogger looks forward to Gene Yang’s upcoming talk 

Guest blog by IU graduate student Bridget Albert from SPEA’s arts administration program: On Feb. 23, award-winning graphic novelist and comic book artist Gene Yang will be visiting Indiana University as part of IU’s inaugural Global Arts and Humanities Festival, “China Remixed.” As an arts administration student, I have partnered with the IU Arts and […]

IU professor gives thoughts on ‘China Remixed’ collaboration with Taipei National University of the Arts students

Guest blog by IU associate professor and director of contemporary dance Elizabeth Shea: Next week, 22 dance majors from Taipei National University of the Arts will arrive on Indiana University’s Bloomington campus for a week of cultural exchange. IU’s very own contemporary dance majors, housed in the Department of Theatre, Drama and Contemporary Dance, will […]

‘China Remixed’ weekly speaker series launches Feb. 15

The Indiana University Bloomington Arts and Humanities Council will kick off a weekly speaker series Feb. 15 as part of the 2017 Global Arts and Humanities Festival, “China Remixed: Arts and Humanities in Contemporary Chinese Culture.” The festival speaker series brings world-renowned scholars and journalists to campus for discussions of contemporary political, social and cultural […]