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We 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).



The Book of Beijing: Wen Zhen and Gu Shi

We're delighted to welcome Comma Press, with authors Wen Zhen and Gu Shi, to celebrate the publication of The Book of Beijing.

The SinoLEEDS Festival - From 书 to Book

Curious about the journey a Chinese book takes on the road to translation? Everything from original creation to translation and publishing?

Where Else: An International Hong Kong Anthology Reading

To celebrate the launch of Where Else: An International Hong Kong Poetry Anthology, published by Verve Poetry Press,  and in partnership...

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Blog posts

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...

Interview: Yen Ooi

We're delighted to be joined on the blog by Yen Ooi, who was the featured author on our Book Club in August. Yen is a writer-editor-researcher...

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