‘More Than One Child’: Shen Yang and Nicky Harman in Conversation

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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 – whilst Nicky will provide insights into the process of translation.

The event is free, but please register on Eventbrite. (The zoom link will be available to registered participants just before the event.)

In a riveting memoir, Shen Yang provides a vivid account of the family planning era in China, while sharing the adventures and sorrows of her childhood. From being raised by her doting grandparents in a remote village as soon as she was born, to being whisked away by her hot-tempered aunt to a faraway city at the age of five, Shen Yang shares her uplifting journey towards overcoming the limits of her upbringing and forging her own identity.

You can find out more about Shen Yang on her website here.

Her book also features on our Book Review Network (and will be part of our Book Club in December).