Mr. Liu Zhenyun


A Chinese Literary Seminar Held at Scottish Confucius Institute for Business and Communication






  陪同刘震云到访的还有《人民文学》副主编、作家宁小龄,80后作家周嘉宁,二人分别做了题为“关于‘非虚构写作’现象”及“ 更新的城市文学”的主题发言。 

  中国驻爱丁堡总领事馆副总领事张立民先生,赫瑞瓦特大学副校长吉莉安·豪格教授(Gillian Hogg)教授出席了此次活动,并分别在活动开始前致辞。

Why Do I Write?

On 4th April 2015, Liu Zhenyun, a famous contemporary Chinese writer, featured his writing career with a topic of ‘Why Do I Write?’

Writing, in the eyes of Liu Zhenyun, can not only help you accomplish what you may not be able to do in real life, but also give you a chance to re-interpret the basic concepts of the world and review the historical truth.  You can even find a chance in writing to re-evaluate and make comparisons between different cultures.

During the seminar, Liu gave full play to his ‘Liu-styled Humour’ and brought joyous laughter to the audience.

As a realist writer, Liu carries a considerable weight in Chinese literary circle. His work One Words Is Worth Ten Thousand, one of his masterpieces, won Mao Dun Prize for Literature—the highest literary prize in China. Several of his novels have been adapted for screen, among which Cell Phone and Retrospective: 1942 are most influential. And what’s more, some of his works have been translated into approximately 20 languages, including English, French, German, Italian, Spanish, Russian, Japanese, etc.

Ning Xiaoling, the Deputy Editor-in-Chief of the People’s Literature, and Zhou Jianing, a post 80s’ young woman writer also joined Liu and briefed on the trend of contemporary Chinese literary creation and the renewed urban literature in China.  

Zhang Limin, the Deputy Consul General of the Consulate General of the People’s Republic of China in Edinburgh, and Professor Gillian Hogg, the Deputy Principal of Heriot-Watt University also attended the event and delivered speeches before the event.

Deputy Consul General of China Zhang Limin and Deputy Principal of HWU Delivering a Speech
Mr. Ning Xiaoling and Ms. Zhou Jianing Making Speeches
Audience Listening Attentively
Mr. Liu Zhenyun and Professor Gillian Hogg Presenting Gifts to Each Other
L-R: Isabel Hui Liu, Xiuying Wen, Zhang Limin, Ning Xiaoling and Zhou Jianing