Contemporary Chinese Literature: Voices of Three Generations | Brookings Institution
When and Where
9:00 am - 11:00 am
Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, Root Room
1779 Massachusetts Avenue, NW
The John L. Thornton China Center at the Brookings Institution will host three accomplished contemporary Chinese writers: Zhao Lihong, a gifted Shanghainese poet, author and literary critic; Su Tong, the bestselling author of “Raise the Red Lantern”; and Feng Tang, China’s popular jack-of-all-trades writer. The discussion will center on the generational differences of writing in—and about—a rapidly changing China.
Register to Attend here: http://www.brookings.edu/events/2015/05/29-contemporary-chinese-literature
Although Chinese literature has a history dating back two thousand years, its dynamism has never waned. By popularizing vernacular prose in the early decades of the last century, Lu Xun, Lao She, Ba Jin and others of the New Culture Movement revolutionized modern Chinese literature. Chinese writings today also reflect vibrant changes in modern society, offering us a distinct and creative insight into the political, social, economic, and demographic transformations that are taking place in present day China.
Questions will be taken from the audience following the discussion.