Literature, Society, and Memory

A talk by Chinese writer Yan Lianke

Wed, March 27, 2013 | Julius Glickman Conference Center, CLA 1.302B

3:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Yan Lianke
Yan Lianke

Yan Lianke is a renowned Chinese author of many novels and short-story collections, including Serve the People!, and has won China’s two top literary awards, the Lu Xun for Nian, yue, ri (The Year, the Month, the Day), and the Lao She for Shouhuo (Pleasure).

His full-length novels include: The Dream of Ding Village (丁庄梦, Ding Zhuang Meng), a tale of the blood trade and subsequent Aids epidemic in a rural Henan village; The Joy of Living (Alt title: The Living, 受活,Shou Huo), a sweeping tale of the lives of disabled rural villagers from the Chinese Communist revolution through the years of reform and opening; The Sunlit Years (日光流年, Riguang Liunian); Solidity of Water(Alt title: Hard as Water, 坚硬如水, Jianying Ru Shui) and Serve the People (为人民服务, Wei Renmin Fuwu), which was banned in China and later translated into English, French and Japanese.

Sponsored by: Taiwan Studies Program, China Endowment, Center for East Asian Studies

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