Events

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

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…
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…

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We are delighted to welcome Harvey Thomlinson, CEO of Makedo Publishing, responsible for introducing a wide variety of new Chinese voices to a Western readership. Makedo publishes Chen Xiwo, Murong Xuecun, Lao Ma, amongst many others. As well as a publisher, Harvey is also an accomplished literary translator. Refreshments will be available from 5pm.
Writing Chinese is joining forces with the Reading the Fantastic research group this month, and will be at their regular reading group to discuss a story by Dorothy Tse, as part of their ‘Fantastic Architecture’ session. The other stories for discussion are ‘The Fall of the House of Usher’, by Edgar Allan Poe, and ‘The…
This month we’re discussing two stories by Xu Zechen, “Galloping Horses” and “Wheels are Round” in translations by Helen Wang and Eric Abrahamsen. If you can’t make it to our book club meeting, head over to our Writing Chinese forum to join in this month’s discussion!
All welcome — discussions in English! Blackwells are also stocking a special selection of contemporary Chinese fiction throughout this year, to accompany our programme. NB: This short story also forms Chapter 1 of the as yet untranslated novel 我们家, The Chilli-Bean Paste Clan. If you can’t make it to Leeds for this, of course, do…
Public talk @11am – 1pm, Centenary Gallery, Parkinson Court, University of Leeds For our morning event, which was open to the general public (no registration required), author Yan Ge and her translator Nicky Harman discussed their work together. Yan Ge’s novella White Horse, translated by Nicky, was released in October by Hope Road Publishing. And for…
All welcome — discussions in English! Blackwells are also stocking a special selection of contemporary Chinese fiction throughout this year, to accompany our programme. If you can’t make it to Leeds for this, of course, do join us online via the Book Club and discussion forum links (email us to register).
We were delighted to be joined by author Chen Xiwo, translator Nicky Harman, and Make-Do Publishing’s Harvey Thomlinson for the official launch of ‘Writing Chinese’. Chen read from his new collection The Book of Sins (冒犯书), which was followed by a talk and discussion by Chen, Nicky and Harvey with lots of audience participation. Chen’s visit was been…
Following the reading and Q&A with author Chen Xiwo, our project was officially launched with (short but perfectly formed) speeches from Dr Matthew Treherne, Head of School of Languages, Cultures and Societies at the University of Leeds, and Professor Caroline Rose, Executive Director of the White Rose East Asian Centre. The Blackwells Bookstall did a…