Opening up the East: Mo Yan and Lu Jiande in Conversation
Sunday April 22nd 3.00 p.m. Opening up the East: Mo Yan and Lu Jiande in Conversation chaired by Michael Odell. As China begins to unfurl and we get a peek at life in this extraordinary country, Stratford on Avon Literary Festival presents a conversation with two of its most influential writers. At the Shakespeare Centre, Henley Street, Stratford on Avon £12 to include tea and cake.
Originally counted as part of the 'root-seeking' literary movement of the 80s, Mo Yan is often regarded as the Chinese writer with the most potential to appeal to an international audence. His latest book Frog tacles China's one-child policy.
The critic and academic Professor Lu Jiande is one of the most recognised experts on British and American literature in China. He is director of the Institute of Literature at the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences and an expert on Chinese literature and the influence of Western culture and English literature in general in modern China.