Tuesday, May 10, 2016, 6:30PM – 8:00PM
Moderator: Xudong Zhang
Author: Yu Hua
Members: $10; Non-Members: $15
This May, China Institute has partnered with the Beijing Contemporary Art Foundation to bring some of China’s best-selling and most beloved writers to New York. Please join us on Tuesday, May 10, 2016, for a conversation between Yu Hua, one of China’s best-known novelists, and Xudong Zhang, Director of NYU China House. Together they will delve into the mimetic impulse in Yu Hua’s fiction, exploring the realist dimension of this writer who has been studied primarily under the rubric of modernism, experimentation, and the avant-garde.
Yu Hua is the author of five novels, six story collections, and three essay collections, including To Live, Brothers, and China in Ten Words. He is a Contributing Op-Ed Writer for the New York Times and his work has been translated into more than twenty languages. He is the recipient of many awards, including the James Joyce Award, France’s Prix Courrier International, and Italy’s Premio Grinzane Cavour. Yu Hua lives in Beijing.
Xudong Zhang is a Professor of Chinese and Comparative Literature at NYU. He is the Director of NYU China House, where he is an expert on modern Chinese Literature and Culture.
All registered attendees will be entered to win a set of four of Yu Hua’s award winning books! This special prize includes Brothers, To Live, China in Ten Words, and The Seventh Day. Register today for your chance to win!