dije Book Club

Fiction's universal themes of the human experience help unite us while also allowing us to look at the world through another's point of view. By coming together to discuss a work of fiction, we hope to learn with and from each other using the book as a medium for building deeper perspective and understanding.

Winter 2018: The Wangs Vs. The World by Jade Chang

About the Book

The Wangs vs. the World is an outrageously funny tale about a wealthy Chinese-American family that “loses it all, then takes a healing, uproarious road trip across the United States” (Entertainment Weekly). Their spectacular fall from riches to rags brings the Wangs together in a way money never could. It’s an epic family saga and an entirely fresh look at what it means to belong in America.  

Warning: The book depicts sexual scenes that some may find triggering, including date rape, and language some may find offensive.

Important Dates

By December 12 – Order Book

Students and staff may preorder their free copy of the book. Faculty may go to Literati to get 30% off.

December 18 – Pick up Book

Students and staff may pick up their copy of the book in the dean’s office suite.

February 7 – SOE Community-wide Book Discussion

The SOE Community-wide Discussion has been scheduled for February 7, 2018, 3:00–5:00 pm in Brownlee Room (2327).

January and February

Recognizing the busy and often conflicting schedules of our community, this year we are encouraging community members to come together in small discussion groups. We have provided groups with a how-to on planning a book club, including tips for participants, tips for facilitators, and discussion questions. If you decide to form a small book discussion group, please consider doing the following:

  1. Use this form to tell us about your group and share some thoughts
  2. Post photos and comments on social media with #SOEreads