Events

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

Calling all UK pupils! We’re looking for reviews of the translated Chinese short stories in our Schools Story Hub, or any other work of translated Chinese literature. The best reviews will be selected by our team, and will receive a prize, kindly donated by our friends at Cypress Books! Find out more here!
As you probably know, we feature an author every month on the Book Club page on our website, where you can learn about the author of the month, and read one of their stories, in Chinese and in English translation. We’re now delighted to also feature an online book club on Facebook, where we can…

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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).
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…
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…