Eileen Chang’s Sea Burial and Special Collection at USC East Asian Library

Thursday, January 17, 2019
When: 4:00pm - 5:30pm
Location: Doheny Memorial Library

    Prof. Dominic Cheung Dominic Cheung (alias Chang Ts’o, Zhang Cuo) is Professor Emeritus of Chinese and Comparative Literature at USC. After his retirement in 2017, he undertook the senior directorship of the Center for Arts and Humanities at Taipei Medical University and is now endowed Chair Professor in the same university in Taiwan.

     

    Together with Stone Lin, former landlord of the legendary Eileen Chang in Los Angeles, Professor Cheung took care of Eileen Chang’s sea burial in San Pedro, and set up the Eileen Chang Special Collection in the East Asian Library at USC in 1997. The collection is now held at the USC Special Collections: https://archives.usc.edu/repositories/3/resources/554. Many items from the collection are available online in the USC Digital Library: http://digitallibrary.usc.edu/cdm/landingpage/collection/p15799coll92.

     

    This is the second in a lecture series titled Los Angeles and Shanghai: The USC Nexus, co-organized by the USC East Asian Library and USC US-China Institute. The series is intended to showcase USC archival collections related to Shanghai and Shanghainese diaspora. All are welcome. Light refreshments will be provided.