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Reconstructing Memory: Amy Tan and Family History (Complete)

NEW YORK, March 6, 2014 — Chinese American author Amy Tan joins Arthur Ross Director of the Center on U.S.-China Relations Orville Schell to discuss her latest book, The Valley of Amazement, in which she draws inspiration from her family's history, especially from early 1900's-era Shanghai. The duo discuss the reconstruction of memory and family stories for fiction writing. (1 hr., 16 min.)