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Yang Elected Vice President of Society for the Multi-Ethnic Literature of the U.S., Presents on Asian American and Asian Diasporic Women’s Literature

Posted on 4/26/2012 6:31:50 PM

Lingyan Yang, associate professor in the Department of English, was recently elected program chair, vice president, and member of the executive committee of the Society for the Multi-Ethnic Literature of the U.S. (MELUS), a prominent national professional organization in English.

At the MELUS national conference in San Jose, Calif., on April 19–22, 2012, Yang presented a paper, “Between the Brutal Winter and the Free Spring in Post-Cultural Revolution China: Asian Diasporic Literary Naturalism in Yiyun Li’s ‘The Vagrants’.” She also chaired two panels on Asian American and global literature in the same conference.