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photo of Terrence ChengOctober 27, 9:30 AM

Terrence Cheng, CSCU System President will speak about his novel Deep in the Mountains: An Encounter with Zhu Qizhan, 2007.
Introductions by President Elsa Núñez.
Moderated by Dr. Ben Pauley, Chair of the English Department, Eastern Connecticut State University.

Deep in the Mountains: An Encounter with Zhu Qizhan, narrates the life of celebrated Chinese artist Zhu Qizhan, who instructs a young Chinese American boy about how to be a true artist. This is a novel about coming-of-age, growing up and accepting life's challenges.

Mr. Cheng’s talk debuts the Eastern’s 2022-2023 NEA Big Read award programs for Interior Chinatown by Charles Yu.

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November 10, 2022

Online Interior Chinatown project, featuring a compellation of video recordings of walks through various “Chinatowns" across the US and internationally, an art exhibition, and programs illuminating the main themes of the book.


March 04 - April 19, 2023

Eastern Art Gallery’s exhibition featuring Chinese-American and other American "hyphenatives" for whom that hyphen is a source of relentless investigation and creativity;


April 13, 2023

Eastern participation in “SQUID GAME” AND BEYOND: Utopia and Dystopia in contemporary Asian Popular Culture, International Hybrid Conference, Central Connecticut State University, New Britain,


May 7, 2023

Charles Yu's virtual keynote in partnership with NEA Big Read multiple-year grantees: City of Los Angeles Department of Cultural Affairs and Los Angeles Library System.

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