The Asia House Festival of Asian Literature

The Asia House Festival of Asian Literature

The Asia House Festival of Asian Literature celebrates the newest and best writing on Asia in a series of talks and discussions. Focusing on Asian and non-Asian authors writing about Asia, the programme covers a broad spectrum of fiction and non-fiction from a selection of Asian countries.

Spiked with dark wit, poetic beauty, and deep rage, this epic new novel from one of China’s foremost dissident writers addresses the Tiananmen Square massacre. Dai Wei is a medical student and pro-democracy protestor in Tiananmen Square in June 1989. Caught by a soldier’s bullet, he falls into a deep coma, which lasts for almost a decade. As the millennium draws near, he emerges from his cocoon into a changed world. China has undergone a massive transformation in the time he has been absent. As he prepares to leave his bed, Dai Wei realizes that the rich imaginative world of his coma is a startling contrast with the death-in-life of the world outside.

Region: All
Start Date: 20/05/2008
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Start Time: 18:30
Venue: Asia House
Venue Address: 63 New Cavendish Street, London
Website: http://www.asiahouse.org
Press Tickets: Available
Sponsorship: Not Available
 
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