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During her lecture, best-selling Chinese American fantasy author and translator Rebecca Kuang addressed the themes of mimicry, a practice where colonizers force colonies to take up the colonizer’s language, and the ambivalence of colonial discourse. “There’s something very sad about this mimicry … but it can also be an insurgent act,” she said. “Mimicry radically revalues the priority of race, writing and history. It deauthorizes the colonizer.”

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The daylong event — organized by Brown’s Office of Institutional Equity and Diversity — included a colloquium luncheon with speaker panels, a series of performances by the Tougaloo College Chorale and an evening gala. Courtesy of Pixelme Studio via Brown University

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