China Australia Literary Forum 2015

calf9.00am-4.30pm, Saturday 29 August 2015
Female Orphan School Building, University of Western Sydney, Parramatta Campus

Open to the public and free to attend. Registration required.

The China Australia Literary Forum provides a rare and exciting opportunity for authors from the two countries to meet, exchange ideas and experiences and to develop a deeper understanding of our respective literary worlds.

A collaboration between the Chinese Writers Association and the Writing & Society Research Centre, UWS, the Third China Australia Literary Forum brings an eminent group of Chinese writers to Sydney to meet with an equally impressive group of Australian writers. This year’s forum follows the success of the inaugural China Australia Literary Forum held in Sydney in 2011, and the second held in Beijing in April 2013.

The event forms part of a major research project being undertaken by the Writing and Society Research Centre in collaboration with the JM Coetzee Centre at the University of Adelaide, and the Monash Asia Institute at Monash University called ‘Other Worlds: Reconceiving World Literature’. This project is being developed by a distinguished group of writers, scholars, translators and publishers: J M Coetzee, Alexis Wright, Ivor Indyk, Gail Jones, Nicholas Jose, Mridula Chakraborty, Chris Andrews, Ben Etherington and Anthony Uhlmann.

Five writers and literary scholars from China and five from Australia will each discuss one of the following questions, or some combination of them: What is the role and function of literature? How does literature imagine and engage with the world? How far is translation possible?

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