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Upcoming Lecture


Speaker: 張潔
Date: Tuesday,  September 21, 6-8:30

Renwen Society co-sponsors the following event (in English) with China Institute Women’s Association

Nothing is Forever: Changes in China as Seen Through the Eyes of its Foremost Woman Writer, Zhang Jie      


Please join us for a talk by one of China ’s foremost contemporary fiction writers, Zhang Jie who will describe the changes she has witnessed in the lives of the Chinese “everyman” over the past twenty-five years. Informed by her experiences during the Cultural Revolution, as well as China’s turbulent on-going transition from the Communist “iron bowl” to a global market economy, Zhang Jie’s stories, novellas and novels depict the lives of everyday people as her characters struggle to survive and cope with what fate hands them. Her work has been translated into twelve languages and she has received numerous literary prizes including China’s Maodun National Award for her novel Heavy Wings (1985) and Italy’s Malaparte Literary Prize for her short story collection As Long As Nothing Happens, Nothing Will (1989). Most recently, her three-volume novel, Without Words, published in 2002, has received six major awards including the Laoshe National Award, the National Award for Art and Fiction, the Best Fiction Award and the National Book Award.


In addition to hearing Zhang Jie’s views, there will also be ample opportunity for dialogue with the author.


After the lecture, a light Chinese supper will be served.


Tuesday, September 21st


6:00 – 8:30 PM


Fee: $15 Students/Members and $20/Guests


Please reply by September 17th


For further information, please call Ingrid Mei at 212-744-8181 ext. 136 or E-mail:

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