【书籍分享会】Journey To The Heartland by Xiaolong Huang

一个成长于上世纪80年代的中国工业小镇的少年,从破碎的家庭中走出来,前往美国寻求教育与新的生活,会经历哪些坎坷与挫折?

自我身份认同遭到压抑的父亲,在挣扎之中会给家庭与孩子带来怎样的影响?

逐渐发现自己的性取向后,一个儿子会与自己的同性恋父亲发生怎样的对话?

这些令人揪心又蕴含着温情与领悟的话题,都体现在华人作者Xiaolong Huang的小说

Journey To The Heartland中。这个月底,追光 Lavender 将举办书籍分享会,

邀请作者本人作为嘉宾,向大家介绍这本书的内容和创作历程

我们将获得与作者直接交流的机会,在问答之中更加深入了解这部作品的内涵与幕后故事

让我们与 Xiaolong Huang 一起,在这本书的世界中探索人们在自我认同缺失的时候的发泄美国对于第三世界中国华人的抵触年轻人如何抚平代际之间的沟壑新的移民如何获得自我束缚的解脱等等引人深思的话题。

作品简介:

Growing up with a gay father in 1980s China, Hanwei was introduced to oppression early in my childhood. Since he was young, due to the oppressive environment, his father resorted to a covert operation for his desire. His father manipulated and lured many young men home under the name of private tutoring. The household quickly turned abusive. Hanwei survived with hismom’s love and care. When he fell in love with a man and moved to the United States, he must cope with a slew of new problems that tug him into darkness. Life as a gay Chinese immigrant in California was not always sunny. But the connections he made with everyday people, the struggles he saw in their lives, be African Americans, immigrants, working class in 2008 financial crisis, gay and women in Prop 8 & Prop 4 fights, and the voters in last two election cycles, and the losses and loves he experienced in this wonderful country shape his pursuit of intellect, love and humanity, challenge him to live up to his potential that his previous generation could not.

作者简介:

美籍华人 Xiaolong Huang 在 UCLA 获得 PhD 学位,目前在硅谷的科技公司担任工程师。他的处女作 Journey to the Heartland 灵感源自于自己的生活经历。作者创作这本书的目的在于慰藉人们的心灵,并启发年轻一代与父辈以善意和勇气面对充满不确定的世界,为人类构造一个更加正义且富有生命力的未来。这本书广受专业编辑与忠实读者的好评。


活动信息

– 时间:10/29 周六 4-6 PM

– 线下地点:Social Science Building 151

– 线上地点:https://berkeley.zoom.us/u/aej00RO2NX

活动形式

– 作品及作者介绍(10 min)

– 采访作者(40~60 min)

– 听众提问(10~20 min)


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