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Sheng Keyi (Writer), Nakajima Kyoko (Writer), Iizuka Yutori (Professor, Chuo University)
- Ms. Sheng Keyi has had to withdraw from this year’s festival, due to unforeseen circumstances. We will have a talk session of Ms. Nakajima and Prof. Iizuka on the same topic.
- Date: Saturday, March 5, 2016, 7:00-8:30 pm
- Venue: Iwasaki Koyata Memorial Hall, International House of Japan
- Seating: 200
Chinese/ Japanese (with simultaneous interpretation)
- Co-organizers: Nippon Foundation, Japan Foundation Asia Center
- Admission: Free (reservations required)
The Tokyo International Literary Festival (founded by the Nippon Foundation) has been held since 2013 to promote Japanese literature abroad and Tokyo as a literary focus of the world coming abreast of New York, London and Paris. The aim is to bring together leading novelists, poets, editors, and translators and to encourage new dialogue about books from different countries and cultures. As part of the festival, I-House will co-organize the Asia session.
For Asia session ②, we have invited the promising Chinese writer Sheng Keyi, whose first book Northern Girls dealing with women’s rights in Chinese society is highly rated internationally, and Nakajima Kyoko, who won the Naoki Prize for The Little House capturing the age of war from a woman’s perspective. Ms. Nakajima is distinguished for her knowledge of China and has written stories set in Beijing and Shanghai. Their heroines reveal the contradictions and universal problems in their societies. What kind of issues in present-day China and Japan do we see through their works?
Sheng Keyi (She has cancelled her visit to Japan for this year’s festival)