Events

For details of the Symposia we have held so far, please see our Symposia page

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Join us for our next online event co-hosted with Sinoist Books, to find out more about our April Bookclub featured author Zhou Daxin, and for the launch of Zhou’s latest book in English translation, The Sons of Red Lake. Hear from the author himself and join our discussions with translators Prof Haiwang Yuan and James…
Update: Please note that this event has been postponed until a later date, due to Covid. We’re delighted to welcome Melissa Fu and Jennifer Wong to Leeds, to talk about Melissa’s novel Peach Blossom Spring. All welcome! Please reserve your free place on our Eventbrite page. Tea and coffee will be available from 5pm, and…
We’re happy to be supporting this event, hosted by LCS and the Instituto Cervantes, and featuring author and activist Quan Zhou, who’ll be talking about her work and activism. Quan Zhou is a Spanish graphic novelist of Chinese heritage. In her work, she explores issues related to her dual heritage, family, belonging and friendship, often…
We’re delighted to be welcoming author Shen Yang and translator Nicky Harman to talk about More Than One Child: Memoirs of an Illegal Daughter (Balestier Press, 2021). In this talk, Shen Yang will be discussing some of the background to her book – the experiences of ‘excess children’ in China during the years of the One-Child Policy…
We’re collaborating with Sinoist Books for the launch of Open-Air Cinema, Su Tong’s newest collection of Sanwen in translation. Open-Air Cinema offers English language readers a glimpse behind the curtain into workings of a keen mind that helped shape the literary and popular culture of modern China. It features essays ranging from street-level portraits of…
This year’s symposium is generously supported by Spotlight Taiwan and the Taiwan Ministry of Culture, and in collaboration with the National Museum of Taiwan Literature and the Association for Taiwan Literature. This year, we’re delighted to be welcoming speakers from Taiwan, Hong Kong, the US, and the UK, for two days of talks and roundtables which…
As part of the Borderless Books x Gŵyl Haf International Translation Day Festival, we’re happy to be supporting Sinoist Books in presenting a conversation with award-winning Chinese to English translator Nicky Harman and her collaborator Jun Liu as they describe their process in co-translating Jia Pingwa’s Sojourn Teahouse (soon to be published by Sinoist Books)….
For this lunchtime seminar we’re delighted to be joined by Professor Julia Lovell to discuss her new translation of the classic Journey to the West, which has just been released by Penguin Classics. All welcome! The event is free, but please register on our Eventbrite page. The Zoom link will be sent to registered attendees the…
We’re delighted to be supporting this event, organised by Sinoist Books, in association with Tilted Axis Press. Featuring authors Li Juan 李娟 and Yan Ge 颜歌 alongside their translators Christopher Payne and Jeremy Tiang, we will be discussing their most recently published works and how their experiences as Chinese women writers have influenced and taken…
As you probably know, we feature an author every month on the Book Club page on our website, where you can learn about the author of the month, and read one of their stories, in Chinese and in English translation. We’re now delighted to also feature an online book club on Facebook, where we can…