An evening with Liu Hong

An evening in conversation with Liu Hong, featuring a reading and Q& A session. 

Join Liu Hong, an author born in North-East China, who came to Britain in 1989 and has since released works of fiction including The Magpie Bridge and Wives of the East Wind.

After taking a break she returns with the beautiful The Good Women of Fudi which is an incomparable tale of love, loss and intrigue whilst investigation societal norms and the cost of gender restrictions in an Imperial Chinese- Edwardian England setting. 

The author will be in discussion with Susie Jolly, who holds decades of experience working on gender and sexuality within China, and has known Liu Hong for over forty years.

For tickets and more information visit the event website here.

The Good Women of Fudi

Imperial China meets Edwardian England in this epic story of loves lost and gained, set during the aftermath of the Opium Wars.

Best friends Jiali and Wu Fang know that no man is a match for them. In their small harbour town of Fudi, they practise sword fighting, write couplets to one another, and strut around dressed as men. Jiali is a renowned poet and Wu Fang is going to be China’s first female surgeon. But when Wu Fang returns from medical training in Japan, she is horrified to hear of Jiali’s marriage to a man who cannot even match her couplets, and confused by her intense feelings of jealousy…

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