Justice and Asia Distinguished Lecture by Haiyan Lee: "A Murder in Manchuria"



Haiyan Lee, Professor of East Asian Languages and Cultures and Comparative Literature
Stanford University

In 1948, a young woman died under mysterious circumstances in the Manchurian city of Harbin. The case was widely reported in the press and inspired a comic book and a film. In this talk, Lee will use the 1956 film "The Murder Case of Xu Qiuying" to illustrate the distinctions between spy thriller and detective fiction, and between "high justice" and "low justice" in the Chinese literary and political-legal traditions.

Monday, April 19 at 4 p.m. EDT/Add to Google calendar

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