IAS Sin Wai Kin Professor of Chinese Culture YAN Lianke Elected as The Inaugural Royal Society of Literature International Writer
IAS Sin Wai Kin Professor of Chinese Culture Prof. YAN Lianke was elected one of the 12 Inaugural Royal Society of Literature (RSL) International Writers on November 30, 2021. The RSL International Writers is a new lifetime literary honor which recognizes writers’ contribution from across the globe to literature in English, and the power of literature to transcend borders. Prof. Yan was the first and only Chinese writer who received this honor.
The RSL International Writers program was announced last year as part of RSL 200, a five-year festival launched in 2020 with a series of major new initiatives and 60 new appointments championing the great diversity of writing and writers.