Events

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

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…

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Calling all UK pupils! We’re looking for reviews of the translated Chinese short stories in our Schools Story Hub, or any other work of translated Chinese literature. The best reviews will be selected by our team, and will receive a prize, kindly donated by our friends at Cypress Books! Find out more here!
Whilst things are locked down, why not have a go at literary translation? We’ve partnered with Paper Republic to offer a translation text by author Deng Anqing 邓安庆, and the opportunity for first time translators (anyone who has not yet published a Chinese-English translation) to be mentored by members of the Paper Republic team, including…
Join us for a reading and Q&A with acclaimed Hong Kong author Dorothy Tse (謝曉虹) and translator Natascha Bruce, who’ll be discussing their work together, including an upcoming collection of Chinese speculative fiction, That We May Live, from Two Lines Press. In Dorothy’s stories, humans turn into fish, limbs are exchanged as currency, and familiar cityscapes…
For this research seminar, in association with East Asian Studies at Leeds, we welcome Dr Astrid Møller-Olsen, lecturer in Chinese and Comparative Literature at Lund University, Sweden, to discuss her work on sensory literary studies and Chinese fiction. Abstract In my research, I employ a framework of sensory literary studies to explore the connections between…
We are delighted to be running a translation masterclass with our author and translator in residence, Dorothy Tse 謝曉虹 and Natascha Bruce. Dorothy and Natascha are in Leeds this February working together on a current translation. The masterclass text will be an excerpt from Dorothy’s work, which will be sent to participants in advance. If…
Join us for this special event with acclaimed Chinese-English translator Nicky Harman, who’ll be introducing her latest project — a series of interviews with Chinese women writers — and will be continuing in  conversation with authors Dorothy Tse (謝曉虹) and Yan Ge (颜歌), and translator Natascha Bruce. All welcome! Please reserve your free place on…
Join us for this lunch-time research seminar with Dr Dorothy Tse (謝曉虹), associate professor of literature and creative writing at Hong Kong Baptist University, who’ll be talking about her work on representations of Hong Kong in fiction. Besides her academic work, Dorothy is an award-winning writer from Hong Kong. She has published three story collections…
This February we’re delighted to welcome Dorothy Tse (謝曉虹) and Natascha Bruce to Leeds as our very first writer and translator in residence! Dorothy and Natascha will be working together on a translation of some of Dorothy’s work, and we’ll also be holding a number of events over the month, including a special event in…
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…
This year, our symposium is focusing on Chinese genre fiction. We’ll be exploring what genres mean, and how they are useful, looking at the stories being written, translated and read. We’ll be joined by authors, translators, publishers, and academics, for presentations and roundtable discussion. There will also be a public event on the Friday evening,…