A food safety factory shutdown has Americans hunting for baby formula. Readying themselves for a covid-19 lockdown, Chinese in Beijing emptied store shelves. Emerging from lockdown, some in Shanghai are visiting well-provisioned markets. U.S.-China agricultural trade is booming, but many are still being left hungry. Food security, sustainability and safety remain issues.
The Fate of a Novel Amid China's Reform
Xue Yiwei is an acclaimed author of twenty books in Chinese, including five novels, five collections of short stories and novellas, and five literary essays.
Born in Chenzhou and growing up in Changsha, Xue Yiwei has been living in Montreal since 2002. He has received a BA in Computer Science, a MA in English Literature, a PhD in Linguistics. “A maverick in contemporary Chinese literature” (to quote Ha Jin), he is acclaimed author of twenty books in Chinese, including five novels, five collections of short stories and novellas, and five literary essays. His works have been translated into English, French, Swedish, German and Italian.
This talk will be presented in Chinese.