Seminars in modern Chinese fiction

Two Seminars in Modern Chinese Fiction at the Lau China Centre, Kings College London
Thursday 7th and Thursday 14th June, 10-12, at Bush House, KCL

The first seminar will consider ‘I Love Dollars’ by Zhu Wen, originally published in Chinese in the late 1990s, and the second ‘The Story of Ah Q ‘ by Lu Xun, first published in Chinese in 1921.

The seminars are presented by journalist and writer Poppy Sebag-Montefiore, will be discussions on short stories from bestselling classics from either end of the 20th century.

Through close reading, the sessions will explore the ways the texts deal with sexuality, patriarchy, filial piety, women, masculinity, the individual, romantic love, society and the state. They will also consider the tone of the writing, the use of humour, parody and the absurd, and consider the ways in which they experiment with the story form.

It is intended that you join both sessions, so please bear this in mind when signing up, as you will need to register for both individually.

Poppy Sebag-Montefiore lived in China on and off between 1999 and 2008. She worked for the BBC Bureau in Beijing and as the China correspondent for Channel 4 News. She graduated from the MA in Creative Writing at the University of East Anglia in 2014 where she was awarded the Malcolm Bradbury Memorial Scholarship.

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I Love Dollars

The Real Story of Ah Q

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