Cartoonist and Author of American Born Chinese Gene Luen Yang at the Berkeley Forum

Lecture | September 19 | 6-7 p.m. | C230 Cheit Hall

 Gene Luen Yang

 The Berkeley Forum

Asians and Asian-Americans are often portrayed as upholding some or all of the stereotypes formed against them, such as being exotic, rich, smart, and/or wimpy with glasses. These are not true, of course – they are stereotypes after all. Come join us in hearing how Gene Luen Yang combats these and other similar negative representation and, instead, promote cultural awareness as an Asian-American cartoonist.

About the Speaker:
Gene Luen Yang is a cartoonist, creative writing teacher, a MacArthur Fellow (2016), and – most importantly – a Cal alumnus. He is most known for his graphic novels American Born Chinese (2006), which was the first of its genre to be nominated for the National Book Award, and Boxers & Saints (2013), also a nominee for the National Book Award and the winner of the L.A. Times Book Prize. He has also been involved in the continuation of well-known comic book series, such as Avatar: The Last Airbender.

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