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November 14, 2020
10:00 am - 11:00 am

Past Perspectives: Exploring History Through Biography 坐談傳記

In Stranger in the Shogun City: A Japanese Woman and Her World, Amy Stanley portrays an unconventional woman forging a life in early 19th century Japan, while Mike Chinoy’s Are You With Me: Kevin Boyle and the Human Rights Movement is a compelling account of how a taxi driver’s son from Northern Ireland inspired the human rights movement around the world. The authors of these two very different biographies discuss their approaches to biographical research and storytelling, and how they immersed themselves in the lives and times of the fascinating characters they chose to profile. Moderated by the Chancellor’s Professor of History at the University of California, Irvine, Jeffrey Wasserstrom. In ENGLISH, and available online 48 hours later with CHINESE subtitles.

This event is supported by the U.S. Consulate General of Hong Kong and Macao.

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在《Stranger in the Shogun City: A Japanese Woman and Her World》,Amy Stanley呈現出一個生於十九世紀日本,孜孜尋覓人生,思想進步的女人的故事;而在《Are You With Me: Kevin Boyle and the Human Rights Movement》,Mike Chinoy則講述一個來自北愛爾蘭的計程車司機兒子如何啟發世界各地的人權運動的故事。這兩位截然不同的作家,將討論他們研究傳記文學和敘事手法處理方式,以及他們如何把自身跟筆下故事主人翁的生活融合。加利福尼亞大學歐文分校歷史教授Jeffrey Wasserstrom將擔任主持人。節目以英語進行,中文字幕將於48小時後提供在線上觀看。



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Jeffrey Wasserstrom is the Chancellor’s Professor of History at UC Irvine, where he also holds courtesy appointments in Law and Literary Journalism.

Amy Stanley is a Professor of History at Northwestern University.

As a foreign correspondent for CNN for 24 years, Mike Chinoy won Emmy, Peabody and Dupont awards for his journalism.