TALKS & PRESENTATIONS

Upcoming Appearances

June, 2022. “Paracolonial Formations,” American Comparative Literature Association Annual Meeting, Taipei, Taiwan. Virtual.

November, 2022. “South Korean Zombie Films and the Antinomies of Labor,” American Studies Association Annual Meeting, New Orleans, LA.

Past Appearances

The Work of Inhabiting a Role: Charles Yu speaks to Chris Fan,” Novel Dialogue Podcast, Season 3, Episode 4, March 17, 2022

“The ‘Universal’ Charm of the South Korean Zombie,” American Studies Association of Korea, Virtual, October 30, 2021.

“Roundtable: Baltimore’s Possible Futures: A Dialogue on ‘Rising Asia,’ Black Erasure, and the ‘Ungentrifiable City’,” American Studies Association Annual Meeting, Virtual, October 14, 2021. Invited.

Interview on Theory to No End Podcast, September 26, 2021.

“Slow Life in Still Life: Orientalism and Jia Zhangke’s Postsocialist Irony,” Association for Asian American Studies Annual Meeting, Virtual, April 10, 2021.

“‘Sorry, Please, Thank You’: US-China Trade War and Queer Orientalism,” Association for Asian Studies, Virtual, March 23, 2021. Invited.

“Speculative Fictions and Financial Speculation,” MLA Annual Convention, Virtual, January 7, 2021. Invited.

“Transnational Equivalences and Inequalities,” UC Speculative Futures Collective, UC Irvine (Virtual Symposium), October 12, 2020.

“Apocalypse and Pandemic Literature, TV & Film in the Era of COVID-19,” UCI School of Humanities, May 7, 2020. Invited.

“Science Fictionality and Post-1965 Chinese American Women Writers,” Dept. of English, Stanford University, February 10, 2020. Invited.

“Post-1965 Asian American Fiction,” Institute for European and American Studies, Academia Sinica, Taipei, Taiwan, January 7, 2020. Invited.

“Slow Life in Still Life,” Association for the Study of the Arts of the Present Annual Meeting, U. Maryland, College Park, October 12, 2019.

“‘Who belongs? Who gets to decide?’: Borders and Belonging Launch Event,” UCI Humanities Center, October 8, 2019. Invited.

“Engineers for Korea: The Science Fictionality of Native Speaker,” American Studies Association of Korea Annual Meeting, Korea University, Seoul, September 21, 2019.

“The Science Fictionality of Native Speaker,” ASAP/Hong Kong, Hong Kong, June 8, 2019.

“The Genres of Occupational Concentration: Asian American Fiction after 1965,” Association for the Study of the Arts of the Present Annual Meeting, New Orleans, LA, October 19, 2018.

“Chinese Clones and Postracial Zombies: The Ironies of US-China Interdependency in the Era of Trump,” American Studies Association of Korea Annual Meeting, Korea University, Seoul, September 15, 2018.

“Slow Asian Americas,” ASAP/Amsterdam, Amsterdam, May 24, 2018.

“Nerds, Race, and Silicon Valley Fiction,” American Comparative Literature Association Annual Meeting, UCLA, March 29, 2018.

“Ted Chiang Public Reading,” UC Irvine Illuminations Series, Crystal Cove Auditorium, March 7, 2018. Invited.

“Ted Chiang’s Stories of Your Life and Others Book Club Discussion,” U.C. Irvine Illuminations Series, February 27, 2018. Invited.

The Buried Giant: A workshop and discussion,” U.C. Irvine Department of English, UC Irvine, HIB 341, February 23, 2018. Invited.

“The ‘Pivot’ Novel,” MLA Annual Meeting, New York, NY, January 5, 2018.

“Asian/American Utopias and Dystopias,” MLA Annual Meeting, New York, NY, January 4, 2018.

“Why Write the Future, and How?,” U.C. Irvine, Irvine, CA, May 31, 2017. Invited.

“Chinese Clones and Postracial Zombies in Never Let Me Go and Zone One,” University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, May 23, 2017. Invited.

“Asian/American Silicon Valley Narratives,” U.C. Irvine Asian American Studies Department, Irvine, CA, May 17, 2017. Invited.

“Transpacific Futurities: Beyond the Special Issue,” Association for Asian American Studies Annual Meeting, Portland, OR, April 14, 2017.

“Post-Historical Form in On Such a Full Sea,” Association for Asian American Studies Annual Meeting, Portland, OR, April 13, 2017.

“Roundtable on Arrival and Ted Chiang’s Story of Your Life,” U.C. Irvine Department of English, Irvine, CA, March 16, 2017. Invited.

“Asian American Silicon Valley Narratives,” U.C. Riverside Department of English, Riverside, CA, March 8, 2017. Invited.

“Diversity as Arbitrage: Silicon Valley and Asian/America,” MLA Annual Meeting, Philadelphia, PA, January 6, 2017.

“The Shift from Exclusion to Selection: Asian American Fiction after 1965,” Academia Sinica, Taipei, Taiwan, December 27, 2016. Invited.

“Asian/American (Anti-)Bodies: A Roundtable Discussion,” American Studies Association Annual Meeting, Denver, CO, November 17, 2016.

“Asian American Techno-Modernism: Genre and Literary History,” Pacific Ancient and Modern Languages Association Annual Meeting, Pasadena, CA, November 12, 2016.

“Animacy at the End of History in Chang-rae Lee’s On Such a Full Sea,” U.C. Berkeley Institute of East Asian Studies, Berkeley, CA, October 7, 2016.

“The Shift from Exclusion to Selection: Cultural Production in the Asian American ‘90s,” Association of Asian American Studies Annual Meeting, Miami, FL, April 29, 2016.

“Battle Hymn of the Afropolitan: Afro-Asian Model Minorities and the Afterlives of Chinese Development in Africa,” American Comparative Literature Association Annual Meeting, Cambridge, MA, March 18, 2016.

“Roundtable on Techno-Orientalism,” U.C. Riverside Sawyer Seminar on Alternative Futurisms, Riverside, CA, October 6, 2015. Invited.

“Roundtable on Techno-Orientalism: Imagining Asia in Speculative Fiction, History, and Media,” Association of Asian American Studies Annual Meeting, Chicago, IL, April 25, 2015. Invited.

“Diversity as Arbitrage: Silicon Valley and Asian America,” Grinnell College East Asian and Asian American Studies Consortium, Grinnell, IA, April 24, 2015. Invited.

“Techno-Orientalism as Critical Realism: China Mountain Zhang, Science Fiction and the Naturalistic Turn in American Realism,” American Studies Association Annual Meeting, Washington, DC, November 21, 2013.

“The Immaterial Labor of Sinological Realism: Mike Daisey’s The Agony and the Ecstasy of Steve Jobs,” Futures of American Studies Institute, Hanover, NH, June 22, 2013.

“Post-1965 Asian American Science Fiction as Critical Realism,” U.C. Berkeley Center for Race and Gender, Berkeley, CA, March 15, 2013.