Vassar College associate professor and The New Yorker contributor Hua Hsu will lecture on “Who is Enjoying the Shadow of Whom?: On Writing, Culture and Identity” at 6 p.m. March 22 in Global and International Studies Building Auditorium, with a reception featuring regional cuisine and live music to follow.
In addition to teaching, Hsu writes about music, sports and culture. His work has been published in The Atlantic, The New York Times, Slate, The Village Voice, The Boston Globe and The Wire. He has written about pop music, reviewing and interviewing artists such as Kanye West, Drake and Bon Iver.
He also is author of A Floating Chinaman: Fantasy and Failure Across the Pacific. Hsu is a fellow at the New America Foundation and on the executive board of the Asian American Writers’ Workshop.
The talk is free and open to the public. Seating is available on a first-come, first-served basis.