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Thriving in Difference: An Interdisciplinary Symposium on “Strange” Body, Ethnicity, and Language

Saturday, May 6, 2017 @ 9:30 am - 2:00 pm

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“Difference” often implies anomaly, abnormality, and in some extreme cases, a medical condition. In conjunction with the Drama Department’s production of I Dream of Chang and Eng, the story of the original Siamese Twins by Philip Kan Gotanda, this Medical Humanities symposium takes an interdisciplinary approach to explore various aspects of cultural, racial, gender, linguistic, and physical difference both as a form of disability/disease as well as an opportunity for success.

Part I: Sunday, April 30th 9:45am-1:45pm

Part 2:  Saturday, May 6th 9:45am-1:45pm

    See Schedule Here


2pm Performance of I Dream of Chang and Eng (Robert Cohen Theatre)

To purchase tickets for I Dream of Chang and Eng, please call UCI Arts Box Office at 949-824-2787.  The performance runs from Saturday, April 29th to May 7th.

This symposium is co-sponsored by UCI Medical Humanities, Department of Drama, Department of Asian American Studies, Department of History, Center for Asian Studies, UCI Illuminations



Saturday, May 6, 2017
9:30 am - 2:00 pm