Veteran journalist and author Li Chengpeng (李承鹏) was the center of an online storm earlier this year when his signing tour for his new book, Everybody in the World Knows, was hijacked by local authorities and vocal leftists.
Tomorrow, Li will join us at the University of Hong Kong to talk about his work. What does it mean to be a writer in China today? “Writing is not for the sake of the truth,” says Li, “because the truth is too distant to grasp; writing is for the sake of dignity, because this is our most basic line.”
Why I write (我为什么写作)
April 10, 2013 (Wednesday)
Wang Gungwu Lecture Hall
The University of Hong Kong
Enquiries: [email protected]
The talk will be conducted in Putonghua