Author of the Month

Our featured author in October is Sheng Keyi 盛可以, author of Northern Girls, translated by Shelly Bryant.

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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.

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Our special guest translator this month is Shelly Bryant, who is also a poet, author and researcher. Splitting her time...

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We’re delighted to be joined for a special guest blog by translator and poet Andrea Lingenfelter. Andrea translated our July author...

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  Dr Theresa Munford, an experienced Chinese teacher, has established a successful book club at St. Gregory’s School in Bath....

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In the second of our blog posts about reviewing translated books, to go alongside the launch of our Reading Chinese...

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