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Great Books Virtual Roundtable Discussion

January 27 @ 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Great BooksOn January 27 we will discuss two short stories by noted early 20th-century Chinese writer Lu Xun, “Diary of a Madman” and “New Year’s Sacrifice.”

Our discussion will be held:

Wednesday, January 27, 2020
7:00-9:00 pm
On a secure Zoom session (see instructions below).

Lu Xun
“Diary of a Madman” (1918)
“New Year’s Sacrifice” (1924)

No expertise or prerequisites are required. We only ask that you read the selected text. Any version of the text may be used to prepare for discussion, but for your convenience a link to a pdf version is provided above.


If you think you will be attending the session, please send Max Yela an email (maxyela@uwm.edu) about your intention to attend (even if you decide not to attend later). He will accept notices of intent until 5:00 p.m., January 27. Between 6:30 and 6:45 on the day of our discussion, January 27, you will receive an email from Max with an automatic password-protected URL. Please use that URL to join the session (you will of course need to use a computer with a microphone and a video camera in it — if you want to be seen, that is). When you join, you will be placed in a waiting room that Max will be monitoring to allow attendees into the session. Only those he has emailed will be allowed into the session. This process is intended to maximize the security of our meeting.

These discussions are free and open to the public.


January 27
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM