Author of the Month

This January we feature children's author Wang Xiaoming 王晓明, and his fantastic picture book, The Peanut Fart 花生米样的屁!

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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.

Blog, news, and events

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We’ve had a busy semester, with visits from Lin Man-chiu, Sheng Keyi and Jeremy Tiang, the launch of our new...

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“Meeting authors and translators gave me an additional window into the literature. I was encouraged to read more widely and...

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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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Writing Chinese has been on the road again with a special event at this year’s ACCL (Association of Chinese and...

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On Friday 23rd June we will be launching our special issue of Stand magazine and talking about our project as...

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We’re very excited that our special guest-edited issue of Stand magazine, on the theme of ‘Chinese Journeys’, is out now! We’re...

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We’re delighted to announce that our guest edited edition of Stand magazine, on the theme of ‘Chinese Journeys’ will be appearing soon,...

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Join us in conversation with acclaimed writer, translator and playwright Jeremy Tiang, a long time supporter of our Writing Chinese...

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Organised by our student-led East Asian Research Society, this is an opportunity to hear the acclaimed author of Northern Girls...

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This residential weekend at Weetwood Hall in Leeds will be an opportunity for members of our Writing Chinese Book Review...

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Join us for a talk and Q&A with YA author Lin Man-Chiu and translator Helen Wang on the new book...

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