Launch of Special Issue of Stand Literary Magazine,

from the Writing Chinese Project, University of Leeds


Date: 23 June 2017

Time: 14:00 – 15:00

Venue: ELB 307

Chair:Frances WEIGHTMAN and Sarah DODD



Readings by selected contributors, including Tammy HO Lai-Ming, David TAIT, Dorothy TSE, Nicky HARMAN and James SHEA.


Please join us for the launch of a special issue of the renowned literary magazine Stand, edited by the Writing Chinese project on new Chinese writing and its English translation ( This is an informal event, held over lunch, with an introduction to the project and readings from some of our key HK-based contributors. All very welcome.

Limited copies of the magazine will be available to purchase during the launch. The issue contains poems, short stories, reportage and critical commentary all exploring ‘journeys’ from the Chinese-speaking world to the West, and back again – with contributions from writers based in the UK with China connections (including TS Eliot prize winner Sarah Howe), writers hailing from the People’s Republic of China (including the controversial novelist and critic Murong Xuecun and the novelist and short story writer Yan Ge), from Singapore (the  writer, director and translator Jeremy Tiang), Hong Kong (the surrealist writer and editor Dorothy Tse and poet and translator Tammy Ho Lai-ming) and Taiwan (the up-and-coming essayist and writer Wu I-Wei). Other highlights include the winning entries from the Writing Chinese translation competitions, on poetry and reportage, and a response by Helen Mort to the poems of celebrated PRC poet Wang Xiaoni. Interspersed with the creative pieces are extensive interviews with translators (including Nicky Harman, Eric Abrahamsen and Helen Wang), critics, publishers and other key players in the varied and often circuitous journeys of new writing between Greater China and the English-speaking world.