We at The Shanghai Literary Review love curling up with a book. So it shouldn’t be surprising that we created a book club. TSLR is bringing together Shanghai’s bookworms and casual readers for a journey through Chinese Literature. We have for the past few months gathered to discuss different works, both fiction and nonfiction, that help shed a light on Chinese Culture and literary canon.
“It’s been nice to meet people in the shanghai community who are interested in the history in China and who are literary minded,” Megan Cattel, TSRL’s Book Club organizer says. “We have members who are Chinese and have spent time in the West, and Westerners who have spent time in China. It’s nice to have a mix of insights and perspectives at the table.”
So far, we have read Good Girl from Chinatown, by Jenevieve Chang; Years of Red Dust, by Qiu Xiaolong; Street of Eternal Happiness, by Rob Schmitz; Night in Shanghai, by Nicole Mones; and China in Ten Words, by Yu Hua. Next, we’ll be reading the new translation of Little Reunions, by Eileen Chang.
Join us at the TSLR book club. You can get all the information about the next discussion by following our WeChat channel: TheShanghaiLiteraryReview, or joining our book club's Meetup page. Come get a coffee with us and talk about some awesome books.