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Overseen by the Humanities Center, WVU’s Campus Read engages the campuses and community through a common reading experience, fostering dialogue, critical thinking and University-wide participation. “Interior Chinatown” is a look at how Chinese-Americans experience American society using the clever structuring of the novel as a screenplay for a cop show on television.

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Interior Chinatown

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Charles Yu

Charles Yu

CHARLES YU is the author of four books, including Interior Chinatown (the winner of the 2020 National Book Award for fiction). He received the National Book Foundation's 5 Under 35 Award and was nominated for two Writers Guild of America Awards for his work on the HBO series, Westworld. He has also written for shows on FX, AMC, and HBO. His fiction and nonfiction have appeared in The New Yorker, The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, and Wired, among other publications.

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WHY GET INVOLVED IN CAMPUS READ?

The Campus Read fosters an exchange of ideas, thoughtful dialogue and new connections as fellow Mountaineers join together to discuss important ideas and relatable themes. This year’s themes include:

  • Minority Experience
  • Family Relationships
  • American Pop Culture
  • Parental Relationships
  • Race and Racial Stereotype
  • Longing for Home
  • Assimilation
  • Aging
  • Poverty
  • The American Dream
  • Economic Disparity
  • Exploitation
  • Orientalism
  • Community
  • Body Image
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