Opportunities to understand China, Chinese culture and Chinatown

China in Context Book Fair Weekend

Our China in Context festival 2018 culminated in a book fair weekend from 15-18 March at China Exchange that welcomed hundreds of visitors. Alongside talks with leading authors, interactive activities, visitors could also explore a book fair with over 1000 titles. Audiences explored the world of writing from and about China with talks with writers […]

In Conversation with Su Tong 苏童

In a rare UK appearance, Su Tong, one of China’s most acclaimed novelists, joined our China in Context festival to share his writing journey and his views on literature. In this talk, Su Tong revealed some of the stories behind his works and themes he explores through his writing. On discussing one of his best […]

Xue Xinran 薛欣然: 10 years since Miss Chopsticks

On Saturday 17 March, leading British-Chinese writer Xue Xinran joined our China in Context festival to reflect on the changes that she has seen in the last decade following the publication of her novel Miss Chopsticks. Miss Chopsticks, published in 2008, focused on the experiences of young female migrant workers who moved from the countryside […]

The legend of Jin Yong 金庸

Known as China’s Tolkien, Jin Yong 金庸 is a house-hold name throughout East Asia. His wuxia (martial heroes) novels not only attracted a widespread following around Chinese-speaking world, but also inspired many people to discover the world of Chinese literature. Yet until now, Jin Yong’s work has remained unknown in the West. This event celebrated […]

A Simple Life with Roger Lee 李恩霖

China Exchange welcomed the one of Hong Kong’s most renowned screenwriters and film producers, Roger Lee 李恩霖 on Tuesday evening 13 March, as part of the Hong Kong programme at China in Context Festival. During the conversation with Dr Luke Robinson, Lecturer in Film Studies in the Department of Media and Film, University of Sussex, […]

Hong Kong Focus at China in Context

Hong Kong Focus

China in Context will feature three events with a special focus on Hong Kong. Supported by the Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office, the focus will celebrate the role that Hong Kong has played as a cultural translator and the creativity of writing from this unique region.