Jimi 幾米 in San Francisco, October 20-22
Dear list members,
Jimi 幾米 (Jimmy Liao), the well-known Taiwanese illustrator and author of books for children and young adults, will be in San Francisco for a series of events in late October. Organized by the Chinese Program at San Francisco State University (SFSU) in co-operation with the Center for Asia Pacific Studies at the University of San Francisco (USF) and a number of other partners, the event series features a public multi-media reading and book signing at SFSU on Saturday, October 22, and a screening of Starry Starry Night (星空) and Q&A with Jimi at USF on Thursday, October 20. Both events are free and open to the public, but registration via Eventbrite is required as seats are limited.
To sign up for the Saturday event A DREAMY AFTERNOON: JIMI AT SF STATE 夢幻午後：幾米在州大, click here:
To sign up for the Thursday STARRY STARRY NIGHT: AN EVENING WITH JIMI AT USF, click here:
There will also be a closed event for middle-school Chinese immersion students sponsored by the Chinese American International School (CAIS) on Friday, October 21. A small number of tickets is available for interested parties (email firstname.lastname@example.org with questions about eligibility).
Jimi 幾米 is the author of over 40 illustrated books. He enjoys tremendous popularity in the Chinese-speaking world and his books have been translated into Japanese, Korean, English and many other languages. By way of his colorful images or monochrome drawings and his subtle prose, Jimi in his books explores a wide variety of topics that speak to a broad audience: first love, the deep bonds of friendship, the beauty of dreams, the hardships of growing up, living with disability, or the challenges of old age. His visit to San Francisco is made possible with the enthusiastic support of a number of partners:
China Airlines 中華航空
The Argonaut Hotel of San Francisco
Taipei Economic and Cultural Office – San Francisco
Cheng & Tsui Company
San Francisco State University
University of San Francisco Center for Asia Pacific Studies
Chinese American International School
Chinese Language Teachers Association of California
Phi Sigma Iota Foreign Language Honors Society