The 2015 Writing Chinese Translation Workshop

  • Date:
  • Time: 10:30 - 16:00
  • Location: Michael Sadler Building Room LG19

Translating Contemporary Chinese Poetry: Reflections, Readings and a Give-It-A-Go Workshop

Poetry experts and award-winning translators Canaan Morse, Eleanor Goodman and Dr Heather Inwood will kick us off in the morning with presentations and poetry readings. After lunch we will have a hands-on session, facilitated by Canaan and Eleanor, looking at some poems by contemporary prize-winning poets Lan Lan 蓝蓝 and Qin Xiaoyu 秦晓宇. The poems will be circulated a week in advance of the workshop. No prior experience of poetry translation necessary, but experienced translators also very welcome.

At the end of the event we will be launching our second Bai Meigui Translation Competition. See our competition page for details of last year’s competition and winners!


The event is free, but please book your place on our online store, where you can choose which lunch option you would like.

10.30 – 11.00 – Refreshments and bookstall from Blackwells’ Books.

11.00 – 12.30 – Talks, readings and discussion with Canaan Morse, Eleanor Goodman and Heather Inwood.

12.30 – 1.30 – Lunch

1.30 – 3.30 – Translation Masterclass

3.30 – 4.00 – Launch of the 2nd Bai Meigui Translation Competition