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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...

Where Else: An International Hong Kong Anthology Reading

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To celebrate the launch of Where Else: An International Hong Kong Poetry Anthology, published by Verve Poetry Press,  and in partnership with Verve, and with the University of Leeds Poetry Centre, we're delighted to be joined by the collection's editors, and by some of the featured poets. This will be a hybrid event, with some speakers...

AFCC: Bai Meigui Translation Competition Forum and Launch (Singapore)

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If you happen to be in Singapore this month, do drop by the amazing Asian Festival of Children's Content for the launch of our 8th Bai Meigui Translation Competition winning entry, as part of a panel discussing the value of the translation competition for schools (tickets available from the website). This panel will feature speakers...

Book Review Network Residential Weekend: Crime Fiction

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The 3rd in our series of residential weekends for our Book Review Network focuses on Chinese crime fiction from around the world. The four books which will be read and discussed (with reviews coming later) are: Love and Murder in the Time of Covid, by Qiu Xiaolong; The Borrowed, by Chan Ho-kei, translated by Jeremy Tiang; Cocoon,...

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,...