Leslie Chang, author of Factory Girls: From Village to City in a Changing
will be visiting campus Wednesday, Oct. 24, to meet with students, faculty
Chang¹s book goes beyond the headlines to discover the personalities and
aspirations of dozens of young women who are employed in mega-factories, the
predominant demographic of the millions seeking work in the booming cities
have sprung up in China. Her book was selected for the Class of 2016
Read Program. It was named a New York Times Notable Book and recognized as
one of the best
books of the year by The Washington Post, The Christian Science
Monitor, The San Francisco Chronicle, The Seattle Times, Time
and BusinessWeek. It also received the PEN USA Literary Award for
Research Nonfiction and the Asian American Literary Award for nonfiction.
On the evening of Oct. 24, as the keynote event, Chang will discuss her
book with Provost Kate
Conway-Turner in a conversation-style format. The event will start at 6
Hodson Auditorium, Rosenstock Hall. The campus community and general
invited to attend the discussion, which will be followed by a
session and a book signing.
This is a free event, but tickets are required. For the campus community,
available on a first-come, first-served basis in Alumnae Hall, Room 111,
10 a.m. to 3 p.m., and in WCC on October 18, 19, and 23 from 11 a.m. to 2
The public may reserve tickets by calling (301) 696-3140.
The event is part of the Hanson Lecture Series, made possible through the
Robert D. and Barbara
Esmer Hanson '45 Fund of the Foundation for Enhancing Communities.