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C230 Cheit Hall

Haas School of Business

UC Berkeley

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Asian and Asian-American Representation through Creative Mediums: A Conversation with Cartoonist Gene Luen Yang

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Asians and Asian-Americans are often portrayed as upholding some or all of the stereotypes formed about 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 stereotypes and, instead, promote cultural awareness as an Asian-American cartoonist.

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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.

Date: September 19, 2019
Time: 6:00 PM (see below for more details about admission)
Location: C230 Cheit Hall

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