Finding the East by Going to the West: on Discovering the Hidden History of Missionaries and Modern China


March 26, 2021

Jia Shen and Jiawei Shen will discuss how they discovered historical sources and artistic inspiration in Canada and Australia, and how their historical writing consequently had a profound influence in China.

Speaker 主講

Jia Shen 沈迦, writer and historian

Living between Vancouver and Wenzhou, China, Shen Jia researches and writes on the relationships between Western missionaries and modern China. He's the author of《尋找蘇慧 廉》 (A Way of Finding What’s True, 2013), a bestseller about William Edward Soothill, FRGS (1861-1935), a Methodist missionary and later a leading British sinologist who taught at Oxford.

Guest 對話嘉賓

Jiawei Shen 沈嘉蔚, artist and historian

Based in Sydney, Australia, Jiawei Shen is a gifted painter known for his complex history paintings, and a sought-after portraitist whose works are widely represented in public and private collections in Australia and throughout the world. He is also the author of two books on the modern history of China: Old China Through G.E. Morrison’s Eyes (2005), and Painting History – China’s Revolution in a Global Context (2018).

Moderator 主持

Shuyu Kong 孔書玉, Professor, Simon Fraser University

“Chinese/Canadian Writing” Speaker Series “在加中之間寫作”系列講座

Through dialogues among award-winning writers, artists, publishers and academia, the “Chinese/Canadian Writing” speaker series reveals the inspiration, identity and purposes of cross-cultural writing, showcases the diversity of Chinese Canadian writing, and explores the possibility of bridging different worlds through language, history and imagination.

“在加中之間寫作”系列講座通過四組著名作家, 藝術家,出版人和學者的演講和對話,討論聯繫不同世界的跨文化寫作的重要,以及在加拿大進行中文寫作的多種可能性。


Friday, March 26, 2021

4:30 - 6:00 pm Pacific Standard Time

Online Webinar
Webinar ID: 823 6918 6601