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China: A Nation of Readers @ Asia House

11 April, 2018 @ 5:45 pm - 8:00 pm

£5

China: A Nation of Readers

Wed 11 April @ 6.45pm – 9pm £5

China has recently seen an explosion of new writing as authors young and old, men and women, experiment with new forms (including the hugely popular online novels) and bring stories that reflect the complex realities of China today to an enthusiastic readership.

However, the most popular fiction in China is often by foreign authors if the country’s 2017 Best Sellers List is anything to go by.

Afghan-born American author Khaled Hosseini’s The Kite Runner came in the top 5 of the list. As did Claire McFall’s Ferryman.  The latter is even more of a surprise given that McFall is relatively unknown in the UK but a literary superstar in China.

Asia House is pleased to welcome Wang Ruoxu and Li Weichang will be discussing the exciting new writing that is emerging in China and how they are helping develop young authors. They will also be delving into the impact of foreign literature and film in China and why Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy and the Benedict Cumberbatch-lead Sherlock TV series have been such phenomenons in the country.

This discussion will be moderated by Isabel Hilton and interpreted by Michelle Deeter. There will be an audience Q&A at the end of the talk. The cash bar will be open from 18:15 and then after the talk until 21:00. There will also be music from Yin Hei Ho, who will be playing the erhu (a traditional Chinese string instrument), after the talk and until 21:00.

This event is in partnership with The London Book FairLondon Book & Screen Week and Shanghai International Literary Week

Book Tickets here: http://bit.ly/2FtNqWp

Details

Date:
11 April, 2018
Time:
5:45 pm - 8:00 pm
Cost:
£5
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Website:
http://bit.ly/2FtNqWp

Organiser

Asia House
Phone:
020 7307 5454
Website:
http://asiahouse.org/

Venue

Asia House
63 New Cavendish St
London, W1G 7LP United Kingdom
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Phone:
020 7307 5454
Website:
http://asiahouse.org/

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