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Join us for readings and Q&As with authors Chen Qiufan and Xia Jia, as well as a presentation by Dr Nathaniel Isaacson. We’d like to thank the Sino-British Fellowship Trust for their support with this event. Drinks and snacks provided. The event is free but please reserve your place on our Eventbrite page by 7th…
We’re pleased to be supporting this poetry event, with The University of Leeds Poetry Centre, Stand magazine, The Leeds Centre for Translation Studies, and the Leeds Business Confucius Institute. The event will be a symposium consisting of readings and discussions on poetry – including translation – by poets from China and the UK, including poets…
We’re delighted to welcome writer, translator and playwright Jeremy Tiang back to Leeds, to discuss his work. Jeremy has been a long-term supporter of the Leeds Centre for New Chinese Writing, and we’re looking forward to talking to him about his own writing, and his translations of authors such as Chan Ho-Kei and Yeng Pway…
In partnership with Alain Charles Asia Publishing, we’re very happy to welcome the ACA Chinese Literature UK Roadshow to Leeds this month! The event will feature two authors – Ma Pinglai (马平来) and Yang Zhijun (杨志军), who will be discussing their work and their recent books in translation. It will also be a fantastic opportunity to…
We’re delighted to welcome one of China’s most influential contemporary poets to Leeds. Xi Chuan is the author of several collections of poetry, including Notes on the Mosquito, translated by Lucas Klein (New Directions, 2012). His honours include the Lu Xun Prize for Literature, the Modern Chinese Poetry Award, and the Zhuang Zhongwen Prize for Literature. He teaches…
We will be holding a special event for the launch of the Leeds Centre for New Chinese Writing on July 16th. The Writing Chinese project has been running for four years now, and we hope that this development will help us to expand and to sustain our work into the future! To help us celebrate…
Join us for a talk and Q&A with YA author Lin Man-Chiu and translator Helen Wang on the new book everyone is talking about – The Ventriloquist’s Daughter – published by Balestier Press. We will also be launching our latest translation competition following the event, as well as a new strand of our project, focused on schools and…
Free entry We’re delighted to be joined by author Diao Dou, who’ll be reading from and discussing his work, alongside Samantha Clark from Comma Press. Comma have just published the first English translation of Diao Dou’s short stories, Points of Origin (translated by Brendan O’Kane). Join us for wine and nibbles from 4.30, and discover more…
In the last of the Writing Chinese series of this term, we’re delighted to welcome author A Yi 阿 乙 to Leeds, on the occasion of the launch of the English translation of his new book, A Perfect Crime (下面我该干些什么), translated by Anna Holmwood. Very little crime fiction from China has been published to date…
Free entry In association with International Writers at Leeds, acclaimed author Han Dong will be joining us, alongside his translator Nicky Harman, to read and discuss his work. Han Dong is known as one of China’s most important avant-garde poets, and he is also an influential essayist, novelist and short story writer. Nicky Harman, one…