Literature Witnessing Female Power — First International Seminar on Xue Mo’s Works




As the only writer from mainland China to attend the 2023 London Book Fair, award-winning novelist Xue Mo will be invited to be the guest speaker for an expert dialogue themed “Literature Witnesses Female Power”, jointly organised by Ruxue International Media Inc and China International Communications Group. During the event, Overseas scholars will have the opportunity to exchange views face-to-face with Xue Mo, sharing stories of rural villages along the ancient Silk Road, analyzing the typical female characters portrayed by Xue Mo, and exploring such topics as female power from the perspective of literature.

Xue Mo’s Into the Desert was adapted and co-translated by Howard Goldblatt, the world’s leading sinologist and translator of Chinese literature, as well as his wife Dr. Sylvia Li-chun Lin. In October 2022, Into the Desert won the Best Translated Book Award issued by China International Communications Group (CICG). This highly valued novel depicts the living conditions of women from western China in the 1990s.

“It would be a perfect book for gender interpretation and research for those who are looking for true stories of village women who live in rural China.” Professor Du from Knox College regarded Into the Desert as a classic feminist novel.

According to an official report released by Frankfurter Buchmesse, during the 2022 Frankfurt Book Fair, China’s writer Xue Mo ranked No.1 in the list of top topics in the international media, who even outshone the Spanish Guest of Honor and became the most talked-about figure. “Xue Mo” and his works have been covered by more than 2,000 media outlets, including The Associated Press, The New York Times, The Washington Post and so on. Based on the latest statistical analysis of media presence conducted by Meltwater, the Top 10 print and online media coverage related to “Xue Mo” potentially reached over 1 billion people.

If you find yourself in the area, we warmly extend our invitation to attend this seminar, where you can actively participate in the profound tapestry of Chinese literature brought to life by the accomplished Xue Mo.


Hosts: Sinomedia International Group Inc. & Ruxue International Media Inc.

Date: June 15, 2023 at 1:30 – 5:00 PM

Venue: 306 Conference Room, Level 3, National Conference Center

Address: 7 Tianchen Dong Lu, Chaoyang District, Beijing China

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