A Conversation with Yu Hua
A conversation with the noted Chinese writer Yu Hua
Monday, November 24, 2003
4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
11377 Bunche Hall
Yu Hua (b. 1960) is one of China’s most important novelists. Among his novels is To Live (English trans., Anchor Books, 2003), which was banned in China, and made into a movie by Zhang Yimou in 1993.
Yu Hua finished high school during the Cultural Revolution and worked as a dentist for five years before beginning to write in 1983. He has published three novels, six collections of stories, and three collections of essays. His work has been translated into French, German, Italian, Dutch, Spanish, Japanese, and Korean. In 2002 he became the first Chinese writer to win the prestigious James Joyce Foundation Award. To Live was awarded Italy’s Premio Grinzane Cavour in 1998 and was named one of the last decade’s ten most influential books in China.
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The presentation and discussion will be in Chinese.
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Sponsor(s): Center for Chinese Studies