Events

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

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…

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We will be holding a special event for the launch of the Leeds Centre for New Chinese Writing on July 16th. The Writing Chinese project has been running for four years now, and we hope that this development will help us to expand and to sustain our work into the future! To help us celebrate…
Writing Chinese is proud to support the launch of the UK Chinese Writers Network, run by Mary Cooper and funded by the UK Arts Council. Bi’an – the other shore –  is a new network set up to connect, develop, and promote Chinese heritage writers across the UK. Whether you’re beginning, emerging, or established; whether…
In partnership with the Mandarin Teachers Network based at the Confucius Institute of the Institute of Education, London, we are developing a network of teaching ambassadors and tailored teaching materials to suit the various secondary school curricula. This April we will be holding a special residential weekend for our teaching ambassadors, focusing on ways of incorporating…
This March we will be holding our second Book Review Network residential weekend, at Weetwood Hall in Leeds. This two-day event will be an opportunity for members of our Writing Chinese Book Review Network to meet featured authors and translators and discuss their work. Over the course of the weekend there will be author and translator…
Join us in conversation with acclaimed writer, translator and playwright Jeremy Tiang, a long time supporter of our Writing Chinese project, to discuss his debut novel State of Emergency (Epigram Books), and the literary scene in Singapore. State of Emergency was a finalist for the 2016 Epigram Books Fiction Prize. Jeremy Tiang’s debut novel dives into the tumultuous days…
Organised by our student-led East Asian Research Society, this is an opportunity to hear the acclaimed author of Northern Girls and Death Fugue, among others, with plenty of opportunity for Q&As.
This residential weekend at Weetwood Hall in Leeds will be an opportunity for members of our Writing Chinese Book Review Network to meet featured authors and translators and discuss their work. Over the course of the two days there will be informal sessions devoted to discussion of featured books, as well as to different aspects of…
Join us for a talk and Q&A with YA author Lin Man-Chiu and translator Helen Wang on the new book everyone is talking about – The Ventriloquist’s Daughter – published by Balestier Press. We will also be launching our latest translation competition following the event, as well as a new strand of our project, focused on schools and…
Looking for a guide to the art of deception? Then join us for a foray into classical Chinese fiction, courtesy of Professor Christopher Rea, from the University of British Columbia. For this lunchtime seminar, coffee and tea will be provided, and please feel free to bring along your lunch! Why do collections of swindle stories…
Join us for the launch of our special guest-edited edition of Stand magazine, on ‘Chinese Journeys‘! We’re having an informal celebration, with drinks, nibbles, and of course issues of the magazine available to buy. We’re delighted that some of the winners of our translation competitions will be attending, as well as the Stand editorial team….