Chinese literature festival in London, 12-14 May

China in Context promises to be London’s first annual literature festival celebrating Chinese writers and writing. Lots of events for all ages, and over a 1000 books from suppliers Cypress Books!

China in Context, a UK celebration of writers and writing from and about China, will be held at China Exchange from 12-14 May.  Here’s the programme – see you there!

 

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Reflecting Teenagers on a Sichuanese Mirror: Yan Ge and her stories from Pingle Township

We’re delighted to have another guest post! Martina Codeluppi introduces a Young Adult story by Yan Ge, writes about her experience of translating Yan Ge’s work into Italian, and interviews Yan Ge and translator Nicky Harman, who has translated Yan Ge’s work into English. Thank you Martina!   Yan Ge will be at the China Changing event at the Southbank Centre, London, on 16 December – come and hear her in person!  Continue reading

Chinese books for young readers

Welcome to Chinese books for young readers!

On 2 July 2016 the Writing Chinese project at Leeds University organised a symposium on Chinese children’s literature. Minjie Chen of the Cotsen Children’s Library at Princeton University gave the keynote presentation – a wonderful overview of Chinese children’s books – , and Anna Gustafsson Chen and I gave shorter talks offering our perspectives as translators. That weekend we decided to start this website and blog! Continue reading