Nov. 17, 4 p.m. at Citadel's Maclab Theatre
Where and When: Citadel Theatre in Edmonton on Nov. 17
Chan Koonchung heads to the Citadel Theatre in Edmonton on Nov. 17 for an interview with Jan Wong.
What will be covered
Koonchung talks of his novel, The Fat Years. Published in Hong Kong and now world-wide, officially banned in China but an underground sensation, this controversial and politically charged novel tells the story of the search for an entire month erased from official Chinese history and at the same time talks about “new China”, its past and future.
Who is Chan Koonchung
The Hong Kong-born author, writer and producer, now based in Beijing, is concerned about a gap in perception that exists among Chinese citizens, notably in Beijing. He fears that this gap, caused by current economic prosperity, clouds many people’s perceptions of the current state—and those whose reality remains unclouded are ignored by the other group and squelched by the government. As an activist and public intellectual, Chan transformed his worries into words.
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