Events

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

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…
We’re looking forward to welcoming guest speakers, including authors Yan Ge and Lijia Zhang, for this event focusing on fiction and gender in China. More speakers to be announced soon, along with further details of the event. Yan Ge is an Author Ambassador for the Leeds Centre for New Chinese Writing. Her novel《我们家》(2013), was translated as…
Following on from our symposium in September on Non-Han fiction and film in China, we welcome two scholars and translators to discuss their work on Tibetan literature and cultural heritage. Tim Thurston is a lecturer here in East Asian Studies at the University of Leeds. His research focuses on Tibetan language and society in the transition…

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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…