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Centre LogoWe are a dynamic network, based at 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 writing in the English-speaking world.

We run a thriving programme of events, competitions and online features, and work closely with Paper Republic and other partners.

The Centre originates in the Writing Chinese project which began in 2014 and was funded by the UK’s Arts and Humanities Research Council, originally through the White Rose East Asia Centre (WREAC).



Writing Hong Kong

Join us for a special event featuring authors Kit Fan, Jennifer Wong, and Karen Cheung, exploring UK - Hong Kong...

'The Funeral Cryer': A Conversation with Wenyan Lu

We're delighted to welcome Wenyan Lu, author of The Funeral Cryer (Atlantic Books, 2023), to talk about her work and celebrate...

Guest Lecture: “Translating Chinese Literature: The Importance of Getting the Text Right”

We are delighted to welcome Professor Dongwei Chu 褚东伟, Professor of Translation Studies, Guangdong University of Foreign Studies, for this...

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Blog posts

Where Else: An International Hong Kong Poetry Anthology: Editors Interview

A Companion to Where Else, Hong Kong Literature’s newest addition; interviews with co-editors  By Ms Elizabeth E. Chung, Department of English, The Chinese University of...

Exploring Chinese Crime Fiction: the 3rd Book Review Network Weekend

"It featured an all-star cast of novelists and translators of those novelists. Amazing to have them all there in one place. The weaving together of...

Call for Papers: Writing Chinese/Writing Hong Kong

We're honoured that the next special issue of our open access journal Writing Chinese: A Journal of Contemporary Sinophone Literature is being guest edited by...

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