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African American Authors Translated into Chinese: an online discussion/presentation

Works written by African American authors have been embraced and translated by people throughout the world.  Who are these authors?  What works were translated?  Join us for a presentation of Library of Congress resources that highlight African American authors who have been translated into Chinese.  Invited guest, Dr. Xilao Li, professor of English, Harper College, IL, will share his insight into the history of these translations and the Chinese appreciation of African American authors.  

When:  Tuesday, February 27, 2 p.m. (E.D.T.), 1:00 p.m. CST 

To attend, go to 

Type your name and click Enter to go into the online room.  A small software applet will download to your computer as you enter the room. All that is needed is an Internet connection, sound card, and speakers.  A headset with microphone will enable you to speak to the group.

Note:  Use of Internet Explorer is recommended.  Log on 5 minutes early to allow for the web conference software to be downloaded automatically to your computer.

For more information about upcoming programs, see Online Programming for All Libraries (OPAL) at

To learn more about the Library of Congress, see, especially:

African American History Month Gateway to Resources at the Library of Congress- 

Asian Division, Library of Congress - 

Laura Gottesman
Digital Reference Team
The Library of Congress
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