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Writing Women's Lives: Fiona Sze-Lorrain and Shen Yang

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We're delighted to be joined for this event - run in conjunction with the student-led East Asian Research Society (EARS) - by two amazing authors - Fiona Sze-Lorrain and Shen Yang, to read from and discuss their books Dear Chrysanthemums (Scribner, 2023) and More Than One Child (Balestier Press, 2021). The event is free, but please reserve your...

Golden Childhood: Art, Stories, and Translation, with Shen Yang and Nicky Harman

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Join author Shen Yang and translator Nicky Harman for this special event focusing on picture book translation. In the first part of the event, Shen Yang will discuss her book Golden Childhood (published by Balestier Press, 2023), and how she combines the folk art of illustrator Chen Huifang and her own story, and Nicky will...

Yan Ge 颜歌 in Conversation with Jennifer Wong: Writing from Elsewhere

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We're delighted to welcome author Yan Ge back to Leeds, where she'll be discussing her recent story collection Elsewhere, published by Faber and Faber. Yan will be in conversation with poet and editor Jennifer Wong, whose co-edited poetry collection, Where Else: An International Hong Kong Poetry Anthology has recently been published by Verve Poetry Press. And...

Chinese Crime Fiction from Around the World: Roundtable

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We're delighted to be joined by international scholars, translators, and authors to discuss their work and ideas on Chinese crime fiction. We'll be placing contemporary works from mainland China, Hong Kong, Taiwan, and elsewhere in an international context, and welcome ideas and discussion! The event will begin with an introduction from Professor David Platten, co-author...

The Ink Cloud Reader: Kit Fan in Conversation

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We're delighted to welcome poet and novelist Kit Fan to Leeds for this event at the historic Leeds Library, where he'll be reading from and discussing his new collection of poetry, The Ink Cloud Reader, published in April by Carcanet. In his disquieting third collection The Ink Cloud Reader, Kit Fan takes enormous risks linguistically,...

Mia Chen Ma: “Beyond Feminist Perspectives: Care as a Mode to Envision the Future”

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For the third of our Centre’s Research Salon series this academic year to focus on science fiction writing from China, we’re delighted to welcome Dr Mia Chen Ma, a recent PhD graduate from SOAS, to discuss her latest research project.   In this online talk, Mia will focus on how Chinese women science fiction authors explore...

Austin Woerner: "Cultural Resonance: Translating the Landscapes of the Imagination"

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For the first of our Centre's Research Salon series in 2023, we're delighted to welcome Austin Woerner to discuss both his translation practice and his academic work. Austin is a lecturer in English and Creative Writing at Duke Kunshan University and previously taught at the Sun Yatsen University in Guangzhou. His published translations include two...

“Meisje met de Parel": A Unique Blend of Music, Art, Food and Science Fiction

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For this online event we're delighted to be joined by Xueting C. Ni 雪亭 and Anna Wu 吴霜, to discuss Anna's story 'Meisje met de Parel' 戴珍珠耳环的少女, translated by Xueting and featured in her British Fantasy Award-winning anthology Sinopticon: A Celebration of Chinese Science Fiction. Anna and Xueting will be talking about their story and translation,...