‘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.
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.
Wednesday 20 December 2017
We’ve had a busy semester, with visits from Lin Man-chiu, Sheng Keyi and Jeremy Tiang, the launch of our new...
Tuesday 12 December 2017
“Meeting authors and translators gave me an additional window into the literature. I was encouraged to read more widely and...
Wednesday 28 June 2017
Writing Chinese has been on the road again with a special event at this year’s ACCL (Association of Chinese and...
Tuesday 14 February 2017
We’re delighted to announce that our guest edited edition of Stand magazine, on the theme of ‘Chinese Journeys’ will be appearing soon,...
“Thank you so much to all the authors, translators, book reviewers and publishers involved in our 2nd Reading Chines… twitter.com/i/web/status/9…”
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“Great to have Lu Nei in Leeds to talk about his novel Young Babylon, translated by Poppy Toland. twitter.com/cfbcuk/status/…”
4 days ago