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The Future is Fluid: Chi Ta-wei

October 01 at 5:30pm

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Speculative fiction is truly timeless, as demonstrated by Taiwanese author Chi Ta-wei in The Membranes. The classic queer fiction – originally published in Chinese in 1995 – has now been translated to English 25 years later by Ari Larissa Heinrich. The novel explores a woman’s quest for understanding set against a late-21st century world where humanity has migrated to domes beneath the sea, and powerful media conglomerates dominate using exploited cyborg labor. Join the author for an enthralling discussion about his book and the future of queer identity and impacts of capital regimes.

Interviewed by KJ Aiello.

Ticket Info:
Date & Time: October 1 at 5:30pm ET
Where: Lakeside Terrace at Harbourfront Centre
Duration: 60 minutes
Ticket prices: $17 – Regular; $12 – Youth; or Get a TIFA Pass
*This event will be followed by a book signing

Presented with support from the Taipei Cultural Center of TECO in New York.

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This event has undergone a participant change. Please be advised that Chelsea Vowel, originally scheduled for this event, can no longer appear. The event will proceed, with apologies for any inconvenience caused by this change.

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October 01 at 5:30pm


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