Thu, Nov 20, 2014 from 7pm – 9pm
Join Val Wang as she shares her unique, not-quite-outsider’s Chinese American perspective of life in contemporary China. She will read excerpts from her memoir, Beijing Bastard, and share film excerpts from the Sixth Generation directors. Raised in the suburbs of Washington, D.C., Val moved to Beijing in 1998, expecting to find freedom but instead lived with relatives who monitored her every move in the ancient capital. Val’s humorous and moving memoir chronicles her coming-of-age journey and also discovery of a city rebelling against its roots. Book signing to follow.