Writing Shanghai: A Conversation with Wang Anyi

May 12, 2016 @ 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm America/Los Angeles Timezone
Alumni Hall
Mosher Alumni House
Santa Barbara, CA 93106
Michael Berry

Writing Shanghai flyerPlease join us for a rare dialogue with Wang Anyi, one of China’s greatest living writers, who will reflect on her major literary works and the Chinese literary scene.

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.