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Saturday, April 17 • 08:00 - 08:50
Beyond the Western Lens: the Rich Diversity of Literature

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Join us for a hopelessly abridged discussion on the rich and complex world of literature outside of the West. Time permitting, we will be discussing several non-Western literary traditions and canons, works by diasporic writers, and what's going on in the world of speculative fiction outside of the Western paradigm today.

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Phong Quan

Phong is a Vietnamese-American lawyer and occasional writer of science fiction. Though he considers himself Californian at heart, he has also called Saigon, New York, Beijing, and Singapore, where he currently resides, home. He enjoys spending his time in Singapore catching no ball... Read More →

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Ng Yi-Sheng

Ng Yi-Sheng is a Singaporean poet, playwright, fictionist, researcher and LGBT+ activist. His books include the science fiction and fantasy collection Lion City (Singapore Book Awards Best Literary Work 2019, Singapore Literature Prize 2020), the best-selling non-fiction work SQ21... Read More →
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Zhui Ning Chang

Zhui Ning Chang (she/they) is a Malaysian editor, writer, and theatre maker based between London and Johor. Her writing for stage includes queer romantic comedy Seashore Yuanfen and the time travel project Asian Pirate Musical, which sold out its first showcase at VAULT 2020; her... Read More →
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Yudhanjaya Wijeratne

Researcher, LIRNEASIA
Yudhanjaya Wijeratne is the Nebula Award-nominated author of Numbercaste, The Inhuman Race, and several other stories. He works as a researcher with the Data, Algorithms and Policy team at LIRNEasia, a think tank working across the Global South; he also cofounded Watchdog Sri Lanka... Read More →

Saturday April 17, 2021 08:00 - 08:50 UTC
  Writing, Panel |   Commentary, Panel