Oct 21

Translation and the Virus: COVID-19, Cyber Politics and Wuhan Diary with Michael Berry

11:15 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Online
Translation and the Virus: COVID-19, Cyber Politics and Wuhan Diary with Michael Berry
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Wuhan Diary by Fang Fang, a blog that ran for 60 days in early 2020 documenting the coronavirus outbreak in Wuhan, China, quickly became an online phenomenon attracting tens of millions of Chinese readers, and a lightning rod for fierce political debate in China.

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Michael Berry will talk about his work translating Wuhan Diary into English, and how the blog provided an important portal for Chinese around the world to understand the outbreak, the local response, and how the novel coronavirus was impacting everyday people.

He is Professor of Contemporary Chinese Cultural Studies and Director of the Center for Chinese Studies at UCLA.

Sponsored by the SMC Associates, SMC English Department, and SMC Earth Science, Life Science, and Physical Sciences departments.

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