My Old Home
Orville Schell has written 16 books, 12 about China, during his distinguished career as a sinologist and academic and currently as the Arthur Ross Director of the Center on U.S.-China Relations at the Asia Society. He brings this extensive experience to bear in his first work of fiction, My Old Home: A Novel of Exile, a compelling historical narrative about a father and son caught up in the maelstrom of events in 20th century China. Tonight he is joined by prize-winning poet, translator and novelist Qiu Xiaolong, author of the iconic Inspector Chen series of historical crime novels set in China. Don’t miss hearing the perspectives of two seasoned observers on viewing recent history through a historical lens, as they talk with Emma Zhang, Lecturer in English at HKBU.
This event is supported by the U.S. Consulate General of Hong Kong and Macao
Authors will appear virtually.
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Orville Schell is author of numerous books on China, the most recent is a novel, My Old Home. He is also Director of the Center on US-China Policy at the Asia Society in New York.
Qiu Xiaolong was born in Shanghai in 1953. He received a MA from Chinese Academy of Social Science and a Ph. D from Washington University in St. Louis. He has taught in a number of universities, and written and published a dozen of books in English, which have been translated into twenty languages and sold millions of copies worldwide. Among them, the Inspector Chen series have all been made into BBC radio dramatization.
Dr. Emma H. Zhang is a lecturer of English in College of International Education in Hong Kong Baptist University.