Events

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

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For our latest lunchtime seminar we’re looking forward to welcoming author and academic Liang Hong 梁鸿 to Leeds to discuss her work, focusing on the significance of ideas of the ‘village’ and of rural China. Liang Hong currently teaches Chinese literature in the creative writing department of Renmin University, and has conducted a book-length interview with author…
In collaboration with East Asian Studies at the University of Leeds, we’re delighted to welcome Professor Perry Link to Leeds for this lecture on politics and contemporary Chinese literature. Professor Link is Chancellorial Chair for Innovation in Teaching Across Disciplines at the University of California, Riverside, and Emeritus Professor of East Asian Languages at Princeton…
Following on from our symposium in September on Non-Han fiction and film in China, we welcome three scholars  to discuss their work on Tibetan literature and cultural heritage. The event will consist of two talks, followed by a round-table discussion from 3.30, with refreshments to follow. This event will have a special focus on the work…
We’re looking forward to welcoming authors Lijia Zhang and Yan Ge for this event focusing on fiction and gender in China. The event will feature talks, readings, and discussion. Lijia Zhang is a writer, journalist, and public speaker. Her book Socialism is Great! A Worker’s Memoir of the New China is published by Atlas & Co. and…
We’re delighted to welcome writer, translator and playwright Jeremy Tiang back to Leeds, to discuss his work. Jeremy has been a long-term supporter of the Leeds Centre for New Chinese Writing, and we’re looking forward to talking to him about his own writing, and his translations of authors such as Chan Ho-Kei and Yeng Pway…
In partnership with Alain Charles Asia Publishing, we’re very happy to welcome the ACA Chinese Literature UK Roadshow to Leeds this month! The event will feature two authors – Ma Pinglai (马平来) and Yang Zhijun (杨志军), who will be discussing their work and their recent books in translation. It will also be a fantastic opportunity to…
We’re delighted to welcome one of China’s most influential contemporary poets to Leeds. Xi Chuan is the author of several collections of poetry, including Notes on the Mosquito, translated by Lucas Klein (New Directions, 2012). His honours include the Lu Xun Prize for Literature, the Modern Chinese Poetry Award, and the Zhuang Zhongwen Prize for Literature. He teaches…
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…
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…