IAS Program on Chinese Creative Writing

China and Literature in Spiritual Realism

* This event was conducted in Putonghua


About the Speaker

Prof. Yan Lianke is the famous contemporary Chinese writer. He was born in Song county, Henan province in 1958. In 1978 he joined the Chinese People’s Liberation Army. He graduated in Political Education at Henan University in 1985, and graduated in Literature at PLA Academy of Art in 1991. Since 1979 he started his writing career, he has published eight novels, including Sensibilities, Years after Years, As Hard as Water, Pleasure, Serving People, Dreams of Ding Village; ten novellas, including Year Month and Date, Golden Cave, Heaven Song of Pan Lou, Toward Southeast; five volumes of prose and discourse, and twelve volumes of Collection of Yan Lianke. His works get national and international awards more of twenty times, including the 1st and 2nd Lu Xun Literature Prize, and 3rd Lao She Literature Prize. His works has been translated and introduced to many countries, for instance, Japan, South Korea, Vietnam, France, UK, Germany, Italy, Holland, Israel, Spain and Serbia. There have been much dispute over his writing in China, and he has stood as a writer with deep conscience and great passion. In 2004, he quit the Chinese People’s Libration Army. Now, he is a professor at Renmin University in Beijing.

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