Wang Anyi began her career as a writer in 1978. Her books in English include Lapse of Time, Love in a Small Town, Love on a Barren Mountain, Brocade Valley, Baotown, and The Song of Everlasting Sorrow. She is the recipient of the National Novella Prize (1983, 1987), the Mao Dun Prize (2000), The Dream of the Red Chamber Award (2012) and was a finalist for the Man Booker Prize (2011). She currently lives in Shanghai and is a professor of Chinese literature at Fudan University.
Michael Berry, Professor of Contemporary Chinese Cultural Studies at UCSB and co‐translator of Wang’s masterpiece The Song of Everlasting Sorrow, will moderate and provide English interpretation.
Co-sponsored by the East Asia Center, UCSB Confucius Institute, Department of East Asian Languages & Cultural Studies.