Author of the Month

Our featured author in August is Tammy Ho Lai-Ming 何麗明, author of the poetry collection Hula Hooping and editor of Cha: An Asian Literary Journal.

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Book Reviews

Want to read more of new Chinese writing in translation but unsure where to start? Let our reviewers guide you to some real gems!

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Events

All are welcome to join our author readings, translation masterclasses, competitions, workshops and symposia.

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Resources

Developed with Paper Republic and the IOE Confucius Institute, click here for lots more resources on new Chinese writing, for both teachers and general readers.

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Writing Chinese

‘Writing Chinese: Authors, Authority and Authorship’ is based at the White Rose East Asia Centre in the University of Leeds, UK. Bringing together writers, translators, publishers, literary agents and academics working in the field of contemporary Chinese literature, we aim to foster closer links and dialogue, and to help promote contemporary Chinese writers in the UK.

Writing Chinese

The project is funded by the UK’s Arts and Humanities Research Council, originally through the White Rose East Asia Centre (WREAC). We work in collaboration with a number of partners, including Paper Republic, The Institute of Education Confucius Institute, Balestier Press and Penguin China and are developing resources to make new Chinese writing accessible to everyone, with a new strand focussing particularly on school-age readers.

We run a series of talks, readings, workshops, symposia and other activities in Leeds. We have a monthly featured author in our bookclub, run a book review network dedicated to contemporary Chinese literature in translation, and have held a series of Chinese-English literary translation competitions and masterclasses. We also host a regular blog on this website, featuring articles on contemporary Chinese fiction and interviews with writers, translators, and others working in the field.

All are welcome to join in our network.

News and posts

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Writing Chinese has been on the road again with a special event at this year’s ACCL (Association of Chinese and...

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On Friday 23rd June we will be launching our special issue of Stand magazine and talking about our project as...

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We’re very excited that our special guest-edited issue of Stand magazine, on the theme of ‘Chinese Journeys’, is out now! We’re...

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We’re delighted to announce that our guest edited edition of Stand magazine, on the theme of ‘Chinese Journeys’ will be appearing soon,...

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Our book review network is now open for applications! If you’re interested in joining, but not sure where to start...

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Our Bookclub Author of the Month for August 2017 is Tammy Ho Lai-Ming. Find out more about Tammy and work,...

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For the third in our series of interviews with translators, we’re delighted to welcome Natascha Bruce, a UK translator currently...

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Grave-robbing, censorship, surrealism, running a small press, the problems of editing, why translators really don’t agree about footnotes… These were...

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