For Lovers of Chinese Literature

21 April 2015

Three great opportunities on 21, 22 and 28 April 2015

Liu Zhenyun, Ning Xiaoling and Zhou Jianing

Tuesday, 21 April 2015, Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh Campus at Riccarton, Post-Graduate Centre 102 Confucius Institute, 3:15 - 5:15 pm

For this special event, the Scottish Confucius Institute for Business and Communication is pleased to welcome Mr. Liu Zhenyun, whose novelI Did Not Kill My Husband (translated by Howard Goldblatt and Sylvia Li-chun Lin) gives an intimate and humorous portrait of the local politics of China through an interesting circular narrative.
He will be joined by Mr. Ning Xiaoling, the deputy Editor-in-Chief of People's magazine Pathlight and an excellent young writer Ms. Zhou Jianing, who will discuss the newly rising genres of non-fiction and urban literature in China.

Wednesday 22 April 2015, Burns Room of The Mitchell Library, University of Glasgow, 7.30 - 9.00 pm

The Confucius Institute at the University of Glasgow is sponsoring the same three famous Chinese Writers as part of the AYE WRITE! FESTIVAL.

There will be a book signing after. To book tickets, please go to:, or call 01413538000
Mr. Liu Zhenyun, a prestigious novelist in China, will be bringing his newly published novel "I DID NOT KILL MY HUSBAND"  to AyeWrite. Liu givesan intimate portrait of the local politics that matter so greatly in Chinathroughhilarious details on the petty concerns of officials groveling for promotions.
With him there will be Mr. Ning Xiaoling, the deputy Editor-in-Chief of People's Literature magazine and an excellent young writer Ms. Zhou Jianing, who will share their opinions on the newly rising non-fiction writing and urban literature in China respectively during the event.

  • Mr. Liu Zhenyunwill give a talk withHumouras his topic;
  • Mr. Ning Xiaoling'stopic isNon-fiction Writing Facing Reality
  • Ms. Zhou Jianing'stopic isUrban Literature in China

Zhang Longxi: Distinguished Lecture

Tuesday 28 April 2015, First Floor Project Room 1.06, 50 George Square, Edinburgh EH8 9JY, 5.30 pm

The third distinguished scholar in  2015 Lecture Series organised by the Confucius Institute for Scotland at the University of Edinburgh on China will be Professor Zhang Longxi, currently Chair Professor of Comparative Literature and Translation at the City University of Hong Kong.
Prof Zhang Longxi

ZHANG Longxi is a leading scholar in East-West cross-cultural studies. He holds an MA from Peking University and a Ph.D. from Harvard. He has taught at Harvard and the University of California, Riverside, and is an elected foreign member of the Royal Swedish Academy of Letters, History and Antiquities, a foreign member of Academia Europaea, a member of the Executive Council of the International Comparative Literature Association, and an Advisory Editor of New Literary History.
His talk is entitled Re-conceptualizing China in our Time: From a Chinese Perspective