Literature and Law in China: Tales of Wrongful Convictions

  • Date:
  • Time: 16:00 - 17:30
  • Location: Clockworkers North Building, Lecture Theatre 2.31 (Cinema)

Refreshments provided

We’re delighted to welcome Professor He Jiahong to Leeds, to talk about his work as a legal scholar and writer of detective fiction. Emily Jones, who has translated his novel Black Holes, will also be joining us to discuss her translation.


China’s party-run courts have one of the highest conviction rates in the world, with forced confessions remaining a central feature. Professor He’s most recent book analyses some of the problems in China’s justice system, highlighting the frequent causes of wrongful convictions and discussing the many challenges faced.

He Jiahong is also our featured author for October, and you can read the first chapter of his book Black Holes here, translated by Emily Jones.

The event is free, and all welcome!