READ@PolyU: How to tell Asian stories on the international stage

Each one of us has a story to tell about our home.

But the way we connect with readers at home and abroad varies drastically. For those with whom we share a home, we're an array of cultural symbols and the ringing hammer of nostalgia. But for those who know little or nothing about our homes, we must adopt new ways of storytelling and step beyond the confines of our comfort zones.

Join us as Jason Li shares his trials and tribulations in telling Asian stories on the international stage, drawing upon his experience in writing and publishing graphic novels from Hong Kong and China. He will highlight the importance of reclaiming the stories of our homes, featuring examples from his own graphic memoir and from his role as an editor at an independent publishing house.

Thursday, October 10, 2019
12:30 to 1:30 p.m.

Room N103 (see campus map)
The Hong Kong Polytechnic University

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Jason Li is a Hong Kong-based designer, graphic artist and researcher working at the intersection of storytelling, technology and social change. His works have appeared at the Victoria and Albert Museum, Asian Art Museum, on the BBC, and on the radio in Spain. He also serves as an editor at a publisher of exemplary comics from the US and China, and is a member of an independent publishing collective in Hong Kong. His graphic novel is about growing up in the bygone Hong Kong of the 1960s.

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