Author of the Month

This August we feature author Zong Pu 宗璞 and an autobiographical piece incorporated within the novel, translated by Wen Lingxia.

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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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The Leeds Centre for New Chinese Writing launched in July 2018 and is 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 writers in the UK.

The Centre is an outcome of, and provides a home for, the Writing Chinese project which was 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.

 

Blog, news, and events

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This year, our symposium is focusing on non-Han literature and film, supported by a MEITS (Multilingualism: Empowering Individuals, Transforming Societies) grant...

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We will be holding a special event for the launch of the Leeds Centre for New Chinese Writing on July...

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Writing Chinese is proud to support the launch of the UK Chinese Writers Network, run by Mary Cooper and funded...

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In partnership with the Mandarin Teachers Network based at the Confucius Institute of the Institute of Education, London, we are developing...

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We are delighted that our Teaching Consultant and Advisory Board member Dr Theresa Munford, of St Gregory’s School in Bath,...

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We are delighted that our Teaching Consultant and Advisory Board member Dr Theresa Munford, of St Gregory’s School in Bath,...

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In the latest of our series of interviews with translators, we asked Anders Hansson and Bonnie S. McDougall to tell...

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“The Chinese Book Review Network plays an important role in supporting translation and promoting cultural exchange, and the Reviewers’ Weekend...

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