Eminent Speakers Series

Eminent Speakers Series
Event Date & Time

Date: 22 September 2018 (Saturday)   |  2.30 pm to 5.00 pm


SCCC Far East Organization Auditorium, Level 9

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The Eminent Speakers Series which is jointly organised by Lianhe Zaobao and Business China has invited famous contemporary Chinese author Yan LianKe this year to Singapore to deliver on a speech titled Navigating the New Dilemma of The Written Words. Yan Lianke is a contemporary Chinese author with novels such as The Explosion Chronicles, The Dimming Sun and The Four Books that have attracted attention from the literary world. This resulted in literary critic Chen Sihe to regard him as the most advantageous contemporary’s Chinese author. As the first Chinese author to win the Franz Kafka Prize established on the fourteenth year, Yan Lianke has been commonly regarded as the next Chinese author prize recipient for the Nobel Prize in literature. Through Navigating the New Dilemma of The Written Words, he is going to examine on how authors are going to handle writing when the reality is more absurd than the imaginary, when the real live has become untrue, and when the individual is losing its existence among the collectives.

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