Reality and Fiction in the works of Gao Xingjian and Mo Yan (in French)

 05/15/2014

 7pm-9pm
 Room Segalen, 25/F, Admiralty Centre, Tower 2, 18 Harcourt Road, Hong Kong (Admiralty MTR station, exit A)

Speaker: Prof. Noël Dutrait (University of Aix-Marseille)

Reservation & Contact: Miriam Yang

mailto:cefc@cefc.com.hk / tel: 2876 6910

 

Spearker: 

Noël Dutrait is Professor of Chinese Language and Literature at the University of Aix-Marseille and director of the University’s Institute for Research on Asia (IrAsia). Specialized in the study of Chinese contemporary literature, he has translated various Chinese writers’ works into French, including A Cheng, Su Tong, Han Shaogong, Gao Xingjian, and Mo Yan. He has also published several articles about the particularities of translating contemporary Chinese literature.

Abstract:

Twelve years after Gao Xingjian, another Chinese-language writer, Mo Yan, was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature. Both writers were born and grew up in communist China. Each has his own approach (using hallucinatory realism and flow of language) to approach a reality described in its beauty as well as in its rawest ugliness.

We will attempt to show that the two writers, although with very different social backgrounds and life experience, share commonalities when it comes to the description of this reality in their fiction works.

 

ALL INTERESTED ARE WELCOME!

This seminar will exceptionally be held in French.
Sebastian Veg, Director of the CEFC, will chair the session.
Snacks and drinks will be served after the seminar.
Seats are limited. Please confirm your attendance.

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