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20 October 2015

Poetry Reading
The Nanjing Massacre with Wing Tek Lum

Time: 7:00-8:30 pm, October 20th, Tuseday
Location: Room 4.36, Run Run Shaw Tower, Centennial Campus HKU.
Language: English

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Short Bio:
Wing Tek Lum is a Honolulu businessman and poet. His first collection of poetry, Expounding the Doubtful Points (1987) received the Outstanding Book Award from the Association for Asian American Studies and the American Book Award. In 2012 his second book, The Nanjing Massacre: Poems has received the Creative Writing: Poetry Book Award from the Association for Asian American Studies. Lum is also the recipient of the Elliot Cades Award for Literature for lifetime achievement. Lum will be reading and discussing poetry from his second collection about the Nanjing Massacre.

Epigrammatic, elegiac, and luminous, these poems beckon the buried voices of daughters and sons, husbands and wives, soldiers and survivors - Chinese and Japanese alike. This masterful and courageous collection allows us to breathe deeply over the shallows of history and to understand, through poetry, how "the truth shall set us free." - Russell C. Leong, Contributing Editor, Amerasia Journal

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