March 26, 2009

Lecture: Su Tong, author

  • A Public talk by Su Tong (in Chinese only)
  • March 26 (Thursday), 2009
  • 7:00-9:00pm
  • SFU Harbour Centre (map)
  • 515 West Hastings Street, Vancouver, Room 1600
  • Su Tong, one of China’s most popular writers, comes to town and will share his writing and experience with readers in Canada.
    Su Tong was born in Suzhou in 1963. After studying Chinese language and literature in Beijing Normal University for four years, he returned to Nanjing where he started to focus on fiction writing. He gained national attention in mid 1980s for a series of short stories and novella which feature families and social lives in early republic of China. His lyrical style and the vigorous female characters win him the reputation of “(being) the best writer in writing Chinese women”. Many of his well known works were adapted into films, among them Wives and Concubines (film Raise the Red Lantern), Blush (Film Blush), Rice (Film Rice) and Women’s Lives (Film Jasmine Women). Su Tong’s most recent works include: Binu and the Great Wall, Pusaman, and Why Snake Can Fly.