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Wednesday, November 4

The Monkey King and I: The Making of American Born Chinese

Illustrated Lecture via Skype
Time: 4:30pm
Location: Davis Family Library, Room 105

Gene Luen Yang, Cartoonist


Cartoonist Gene Luen Yang describes how he created his critically-acclaimed graphic novel American Born Chinese. Gene shares the sources of his ideas, including the book’s connections to both modern American pop culture and the Ming dynasty novel Journey to the West. Gene also discusses the comics medium’s place in Asian American culture. This event is presented in association with the exhibition The Art of Storytelling: Five Tales from Asia, Then and Now. Cosponsored by the Middlebury College Museum of Art, the Chinese Department, the Program in East Asian Studies, the Department of History of Art and Architecture, and the Christian A. Johnson Enrichment Fund.