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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

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.

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