38. Compound Sorrows and a Touch of Magic: Chinese Historical Fiction
with Barbara Bell
Janie Chang spins a richly textured tale of a thrice-unfortunate girl – the illegitimate Eurasian daughter of a Chinese concubine – who navigates the complexities and intrigues of early-twentieth-century Shanghai as the ancient imperial dynasty is collapsing. Jialing learns to rely on her own intelligence, resilience, courage, with help from a surprising spirit ally to find purpose, to thrive, and to find belonging. Join Janie and Barbara as they delve into Janie’s insights on race, identity, women’s struggle for agency, and the inevitability of change.
10:30 – 11:30 am
Holiday Inn, Islandview Room
2 Princess Street, Kingston ON K7L 1A2
|1 Oct 2017||10:30 AM||Buy Tickets|