Acclaimed author and filmmaker
The screening of the 2011 film will take place
"My novels and films are mainly to do with a new generation of Chinese in the West, who discover the idea of freedom and individuality," Guo said. "But their journey to the West is very much a journey towards an American way of life, which generates personal pain and cultural confusion and loss."
Guo has directed 11 fiction features and documentaries over the past decade. "UFO in Her Eyes," based on her 2009 novel of the same name, is a metaphorical satire that chronicles the rapid, surreal transformation of a rural Chinese village in the aftermath of an alleged UFO sighting. The film was named a "Critic's Pick" by
A prolific and internationally renowned author, Guo was included in Granta's 2013 "Best of Young British Novelists." She writes in both English and Chinese, and her novels, short stories, film scripts and essays have been translated into more than 20 languages. Her novel "A Concise Chinese-English Dictionary for Lovers" (2007) was called "funny, childlike, and wise all at once" by the
The Global Georgia Initiative is a series of lectures and conversations organized by the Willson Center. Its goal is to present global problems in local context by addressing pressing contemporary questions, including the economy, society and the environment, with a focus on how the arts and humanities can intervene.
For more information on the Global Georgia Initiative, see http://willson.uga.edu/programs/public-programs/global-georgia-initiative/.
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