China in Context – Festival at China Exchange

Posted on Posted in Events, Member News

China Exchange holds their annual festival China in Context from Monday 5 March to Sunday 18 March.

China is Context is the UK’s first annual festival celebrating writers and writing from and about China. Founded in 2016, the festival is now in it’s second year.

Held at China Exchange, the festival will take place over two weeks, with talks from leading writers, a book fair, hands-on workshops, and cultural experiences. China in Context 2018 will focus on the theme of translation; from translating language, to culture and ideas.

Throughout the festival a dynamic programme of events will offer something for everyone, from literature lovers and language learners, to China aficionados and novices alike.

The festival will open on Monday 5th March 2018 with best-selling contemporary Chinese writer Yan Geling 严歌苓. Author of several novels, including The Lost Daughter of Happiness, The Uninvited and The Flowers of War, Ms Yan’s works have been adapted for the screen by internationally acclaimed directors, such as Zhang Yimou 张艺谋, Chen Kaige 陈凯歌 and Feng Xiaogang冯小刚.

China in Context will culminate in a vibrant book fair weekend from 15-18 March – extended by an extra day due to its popularity in 2017. With a book fair of over 1000 titles curated by Cypress Books, there will be enough to keep even the most voracious book worm satisfied!

The Society for Anglo-Chinese Understanding (SACU) will partner with China Exchange for the free talk by SACU Vice President Frances Wood on Chinese Labour Corps on Sunday 18 March 12:45-13:30. 

Click here to find out more and book tickets for China in Context events.

China in Context is organised by China Exchange and Cypress Books.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *