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A Writer's China - Yu Hua will speak about his latest book, China in Ten Words

In Chinese, with English Interpretation by Professor Allan Barr, Pomona College

Thursday, November 10, 2011
  12:40–2:40 p.m.

Location: CHASS Interdisciplinary Bldg South 1113
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Category: Lecture


Celebrated within China as a writer of originality and integrity, Yu Hua also has an international reputation, and his work has been translated into at least eighteen languages, including French, German, Italian, Dutch, Spanish, Korean, and Japanese.   Yu Hua came to prominence in the 1980s with the publication of a series of unconventional and disturbing short stories (of which a collection under the title The Past and the Punishments was published by the University of Hawai’i Press in 1996).  Three novels written in the 1990s have confirmed Yu Hua’s place among the top rank of Chinese writers: Cries in the Drizzle (1991), Huozhe (To Live, 1992, later made into a feature film by the well-known film director Zhang Yimou), and Xu Sanguan maixue ji (Chronicle of a Blood Merchant, 1995). To Live and Chronicle of a Blood Merchant have been voted two of the ten most influential books published in China in the 1990s. In 2005-6, his most recent novel Xiongdi (Brothers) was published in China, where it became an immediate best-seller; its English translation was released in the United States in January 2009 and has received a great deal of press attention.



Open to: General Public
Admission: Free
Sponsor: Center for Ideas & Society

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