2020 Program Sessions

680. Southeast Asian Diasporic Authors in Conversation

8:30 AM–9:45 AM Jan 12, 2020 (US - Pacific)

WSCC - Skagit 3

Session Information

Description: A creative conversation among (and reading of excerpts by) authors whose acclaimed writings traverse and intersect with Southeast Asia, Australia, the United Kingdom, and North America. Authors discuss how their use of different genres (fiction, poetry, plays, comics) enables diverse imaginings of Southeast Asia and diaspora as complex modes of subjectivity, as imagined and lived spaces and regions, and as histories.


Philip Holden, scholar-author

Lydia Kwa, author

Sonny Liew, comic artist-illustrator

Chi Vu, Victoria U, Melbourne


Brian Bernards, U of Southern California