“You’re stepping on my shadow, please back off,” she said.

Sun Yisheng / Nicky Harman

Beijing Book Fair: List of Related Forums/Salons, etc?

By Bruce Humes, published

Each year there are dozens of literary events timed to coincide with the Beijing International Book Fair (Aug 23-27, 2017). They take place both on the fair grounds and throughout the capital, and sponsors include Paper Republic.

As lists of these events-- in Chinese or English -- become available, please list here so that we can all benefit . . .


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Paper Republic isn't organizing the BIBF Literary Salons this year, so I can't help there! To my knowledge, the Beijing Bookworm is doing it for them this year, though I think the whole program is significantly reduced. I haven't been able to find a schedule online yet.

 Eric Abrahamsen, August 13, 2017, 9:52p.m.

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This year BIBF works with The Bookworm for the events. Don't why Bookworm hasn't posted the schedule on their website yet, though.

 Dongmei, August 15, 2017, 11:58a.m.

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Eric put this link up on WeChat. Seems the internet is now the equivalent of snail-mail . . .

Bruce Humes, August 19, 2017, 7:38p.m.

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I note that one Aug 23rd session will be devoted to the translation of works by Beijing's Feng Tang.

Interesting. But perhaps not as interesting as the hullabaloo -- which became an "international incident" -- raised when Feng Tang's own racy translation of Rabindranath Tagore's Stray Birds was lambasted by both Chinese and Indian media:

Behind the Bamboo Curtain: At Last the World Is Paying Attention to How Foreign Works Are Translated into Chinese

Bruce Humes, August 19, 2017, 7:52p.m.

# 5.   

Here it is, in Chinese:


Bruce Humes, August 21, 2017, 7:28p.m.

# 6.   

A little late, but AmazonCrossing held an event yesterday afternoon at BIBF to celebrate the launch of Nicky Harman's translation of Jia Pingwa's Happy Dreams.

Here's a write up of the event (in which I'm only slightly misquoted): http://www.dzwww.com/xinwen/shehuixinwen/201708/t20170824_16329990.htm

Nick Stember, August 24, 2017, 5:13a.m.


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