Jonathan Campbell is the author of Red Rock: The Long, Strange March of Chinese Rock & Roll and a former resident of Beijing, where he was a writer, promoter, producer, manager and drummer. He lives in Toronto, where he works in the arts and culture industry.
Tashi Dawa is a member of the China Federation of Literary and Art Circles, as well as the chairman of both the Tibetan Writers’ Association and the Tibet Autonomous Region Federation of Literature. He is the author of Unrest in Shambhala, Tibet: The Mysterious Years and Tibet: The Cord Tied to the Soul. He has received many awards, including the Golden Rooster Award, the Chinese Television Flying Apsaras Award and the Fine Horse Prize for ethnic minority writing.
Yucheng Jin is the author of multiple short stories and novels, including Floating in the Red Ocean, City Map and Abundant Flowers. He currently works as the deputy editor of Shanghai Literature. Jin’s resourceful knowledge of tradition and local dialect, along with his understanding of modern living, has become a great asset to him. Through Jin’s words, the monotony of daily life becomes full of meaning and delight.
Yan Li was born in Beijing, where she worked as a teacher, translator and journalist before coming to Canada in 1987. She is the director of the Confucius Institute at the University of Waterloo and the coordinator of the Chinese language programme at Renison University College. She is also a bilingual author. Li presents her latest novel, Lily in the Snow, which provides a unique perspective on the universal tale of intergenerational conflict, and explores the Chinese immigrant experience in Canada with humour and insight.
Zhangjun Shi holds a PhD in Literature and was a professor and Vice Dean of the Literature department at Shandong University. He has also served as the Vice Dean for Lu Xun Literature of the Chinese Writers Association, Vice Chair for the Chinese Novels Association and is a board member of the Chinese Contemporary Literary Research Association. His publications include Soul of Literature, Shattered Time and Late Night Notes Before the End of the Century. Shi currently works as the chief editor for People’s Literature and the English editor for Pathlight.
Sunday, October 26, 2014 - 1:00 PM
Lakeside Terrace, 235 Queens Quay West, Toronto M5J 2G8
Cost: $18/$15 supporters/FREE students & youth 25 and under (Jenni_Canuck)