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Guided Literary Gatherings on Chinese Authors: Ding Ling

Tertulias literarias guiadas sobre autores chinos: Ding Ling - IMG 2

Casa Asia's Media Library in collaboration with Fundació Institut Confuci de Barcelona organises a guided literary gathering series on novels by Chinese authors. At this seventh gathering of the 2nd edition the gathering will be with Ding Ling's Miss Sophia's Diary.

Those interested who register in the activity will have the chance to read the book that the Media Library will lend them. At the session, readers' impressions will be commented, as well as the connection between the story, characters and their own life. The author's work will be analysed, its repercussion on literature and in its socioeconomic and cultural environment.

Real revolutions are spirit ones and Chinese intellectuals of the 20's painfully perceived that to end with the millennial Chinese empire something more than a change in the political system was necessary. Writer Ding Ling's prose (1904 – 1986) presents change aspirations (social, sexual, mental), more excruciating from a gender perspective, that were articulated around the called May Fourth Movement. With references to the Chinese tradition such as Flaubert, Ding Ling explores the sexuality of a young woman through desire and pathology. Tyra Díez's translation includes 2 short stories, among which Ding's best known work stands out, Miss Sophia's Diary.

Readers interested in lending the book, once they are registered, can contact Casa Asia's Media Library by e-mail or on the phone 93 368 07 38 to book their copy. There are only 10 available!

The gathering iwll be guided by Xavier Ortells, associated teacher at the Department of Modern Languages and Literatures of University of Barcelona. He teaches other subjects related to Asia at other universities. He has a master in Regional Studies of East Asia by Columbia University and is Doctor in Translation and Intercultural Studies by UAB. He has recently published “Juan Mencarini and Amateur Photography in Fin-de-siècle China”.

2018/11/27 19:00 h
Tuesday 27th of November from 7.00pm to 8.30pm
Fundació Institut Confuci de Barcelona
Sala Polivalente
c/ Elisabets 10, -interior-

Free admission with prior registration.
Casa Asia and Fundació Institut Confuci de Barcelona
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