Thursday 10 March: Qiu Xiaolong: On China, Writing and Crafting the Novel

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Date(s) - Thursday, March 10 2016
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm



Qiu Xiaolong finds inspiration for his novels in the real-life corruption scandals, political plots and murders of today’s China. In his latest book, Shanghai Redemption, a cop investigates a high Party figure who embodies the ruthless ambition, power and corruption that is on the rise in China. Join us as Qiu talks to us about his latest work, his research and writing process, and how he seeks to illuminate the complexities of modern China through his fiction. Q&A to follow.


Qiu Xiaolong is the author of nine novels in the award-winning Inspector Chen series. Qiu’s books have sold millions of copies, and have been translated into more than twenty languages; he has also published collections of short stories, poetry, and poetry translations in both Chinese and English. Born and raised in Shanghai, Qiu went to the U.S. as a Ford Foundation Fellow, and later earned his Ph.D. in comparative literature at Washington University. He now lives in St. Louis with his wife and daughter. His latest book is Shanghai Redemption, the 9th Inspector Chen novel declared by The Wall Street Journal as a “Best Book of 2015.”

Venue: Kartel – Entry via Fifth Floor, 1 Xiangyang lu, near Julu Lu, Jingan district
Time: Thursday, March 10th 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Doors open at 7:00 p.m. Event starts at 7:30 p.m.
Price: 50RMB SFCC members; 150RMB non-members
Price includes two drinks and canapés

RSVP required, priority given to FCC members at door if event is over capacity.


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