Book Launch: Vista Chinesa, with author Tatiana Salem Levy


CLACLS Summer Research Fellowships 2021-2

It is 2014. There is euphoria in Brazil, especially in Rio de Janeiro. The World Cup is about to take place and the Olympics are in sight. It is a time of hope and frenzied construction.

Júlia is a partner with an architectural firm working on the future Olympic village. During a break from a meeting at the town hall, she goes for a run in the hillside neighborhood of Alto da Boa Vista. There, a man puts a revolver to her head, takes her to a secluded spot, and rapes her. Left abandoned in the woods, she drags herself home, where her boyfriend and family members are waiting for her.

Vista Chinesa brings light and shadow to a city whose stunning beauty cannot conceal the most serious human and political problems, and gives voice to a story that is tragically not uncommon.

Date and Time: Thursday, April 20 · 6 – 8pm EDT

Location: CUNY Graduate Center, Rooms 9206/9207 365 5th Avenue New York, NY 10016

This event is free and open to the public. RSVP here.

Also livestreaming through our Facebook page

Tatiana Salem Levy is a writer, essayist, and researcher at Universidade Nova de Lisboa. Her first novel, The House in Smyrna (also published by Scribe and translated by Alison Entrekin), won Brazil’s biggest literary award — the São Paulo Prize for Literature — for a debut work. She lives in Lisbon, and is a columnist for the newspaper Valor Econômico.


A video of this event will be posted a few days later on the CLACLS’ YouTube Channel.

Building access:

Weekday visitors to the Graduate Center’s 365 Fifth Avenue campus no longer have to show proof of vaccination or negative PCR tests at the lobby desk. They just need to show a government-issued picture ID and sign in at the security desk. To enter the Graduate Center, CUNY students, faculty, and staff are required to provide proof of their COVID-19 vaccination through the Cleared4 platform.


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