Events

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

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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,…
For the first event in our Festival of New Chinese Writing from Around the World we’re delighted to welcome Melissa Fu and Jennifer Wong for a special conversation at the historic Leeds Library, to talk about Melissa’s novel Peach Blossom Spring, published this year by Wildfire. The event is free and open to all, but please reserve…
“Translating Chinese Science Fiction into English: Decolonization and Reconciliation on a Cultural Battlefield” For the 4th of our Centre’s Research Salon series this year, we’re delighted to welcome Emily Xueni Jin to discuss both her translation practice and her academic work. Emily is a science fiction and fantasy translator, translating both from Chinese to English…
For the second in our Centre’s Research Salon series this year, we’re delighted to welcome Professor Jonathan Stalling. Professor Stalling, who is the Harold & Ruth Newman Chair of US-China Issues and Curator of the Chinese Literature Translation Archive at Oklahoma, will give a virtual tour of the archive and discuss how archival research in…
Join Professor Jonathan Stalling (University of Oklahoma) for a creative writing workshop to learn how to compose Classical Chinese poetry in English! Professor Stalling will guide participants in an outdoor hike to “gather seeds” (words) and “sprout” them into lines and couplets and finally to “plant” these into a full “Jueju” — a poem consisting…
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…