Xu Zhimo’s Surprising Journey: An Exploration of My Grandfather’s Life
Tony Hsu, grandson of famous poet - Xu Zhimo, is a University of Michigan Engineering alum and will be coming to speak on September 27th at Rackham Graduate School. Tony would like to draw the largest crowd possible, he is very passionate about his family history and the book he has written about his grandfather in particular. We are so excited to host him here!
Tony's recent book, Chasing the Modern, is the reason for his visit and his talk. Tony's blog is a great place to learn more about him and his book.
ABOUT THE SPEAKER
Tony S. Hsu is the grandson of Xu Zhimo. He was born in Shanghai shortly after the end of World War II. As a toddler, Hsu and his sisters were raised by his grandmother, Zhang Youyi, while his parents pursued their studies in America. In the late 1940s, Zhang and her young charges left China amidst national political turmoil and settled in Hong Kong. At age six, Hsu and his sisters emigrated to New York to join their parents and begin a new life in America. Hsu ultimately received his bachelor’s in electrical engineering from the University of Michigan and doctorate in applied physics from Yale University. He has been an executive for several technology companies. Hsu lives with his fashion designer wife, Lily Pao Hsu, and his filmmaker daughter, Alexandra, in Southern California. Chasing the Modern is his first book.
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