Symposia

This year, our symposium is focusing on non-Han literature and film, supported by a MEITS (Multilingualism: Empowering Individuals, Transforming Societies) grant from the Arts and Humanities Research Council. The symposium is entitled ‘Space to Speak: Non-Han Fiction and Film in China and Beyond’, and will look at the ways in which writers and directors are finding space for…
  To coincide with the awarding of the most recent Hans Christian Andersen Award to Chinese children’s author Cao Wenxuan, we held a special day-long event on children’s fiction in Chinese. We were delighted to welcome Minjie Chen, expert on Chinese children’s literature, and librarian at Princeton University, to give our key-note speech. And we…
As the culmination of the first year of our project we held a series of fabulously interesting roundtables, bringing together writers, translators, publishers, academics and others working in the publishing field to further the dialogue about new writing from China. The symposium structure followed the journey of a story from its origins in the imaginations…