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The development of the Australian Chinese Writers Festival 1991-2016

The Australian Chinese Writers Festival was founded in 1991 and is an integral part of the International Arts Festival, which is similar to the "Writers Weekend" of the Melbourne Festival. It is a non-profit, non-religious cultural event. Its purpose: to promote Chinese culture, expand the enthusiasm and level of overseas Chinese creation, activate cultural exchanges between the people of Australia and China, and promote the love of Australian Chinese writers and literary fans for the culture of their home country, and to carry forward, improve and promote The creative level of Australian Chinese writers and literature lovers.

Since its establishment, it has invited Chinese writer Yu Qiuyu for the first time, and Zhang Xianliang and Han Shaogong for the second time. Since the third session in 2008, it has been co-hosted by three Chinese writers associations and media representatives in Victoria.

In 2010, Ling Dingnian and Bingfeng (Zhao Zhi) were invited, with the theme of micro-fiction, which was unveiled by the Chinese Consul General in Melbourne, Shen Weilian.

In 2011, the Fifth Writers Festival invited the largest number of Chinese writers (10 people) and the largest scale. This year's Writers Festival was unveiled by the Chinese Consul General Shi Weiqiang and witnessed the signing of the "Memorandum of Cooperation and Exchange" by Gao Hongbo, Vice Chairman of the Chinese Writers Association and Hu Mei, Chairman of the Australian Chinese Writers Festival. The members of the Chinese Writers Association delegation include Nobel Prize winner Mo Yan and Mao Dun Prize winner Huanwei.

The theme of the 2013th Writers Festival in XNUMX is "Chinese Literature Going to the World and Literary Translation". There are three famous writers, scholars and translators from mainland China. Zhao Lihong, Chairman of China Shanghai Writers Association, Liu Yida, a well-known reporter and writer of Beijing Evening News, and Qiu Huadong, Editor-in-Chief of Path Light, the English version of People's Literature. The main content covers three different categories. The Australian speakers include: Nobel Prize winner Gao Xingjian’s English translation of "Lingshan", the famous Sinologist Professor Mabel Lee of the University of Sydney, and Dr. Ouyang Yu, a prolific Melbourne writer, poet and translator.

In 2015, the 8th Australian Chinese Writers Festival was held in Melbourne on August 27. The theme of this year's Writers Festival is: "Chinese Culture Shines in the World". A six-member delegation of Chinese writers from famous writers from Sichuan, Zhejiang, Shaanxi, Liaoning and other places, led by the beautiful head of the Chinese literary world, Tie Ning, communicated and discussed with Melbourne Chinese writers and readers at the Chinese Writers Festival. contact.

The members of the Chinese writers delegation include:

  • Tie Ning, Chairman of the Chinese Writers Association, a novelist who has won many awards at home and abroad;
  • Alai, Tibetan, chairman of the Sichuan Writers Association, novelist, and the youngest recipient of the Mao Dun Literature Award.
  • Yu Hua, the representative writer of China's "avant-garde literature".
  • Xu Kun, deputy editor-in-chief of People's Literature, Ph.D. of Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, first-class writer of Beijing Writers Association;
  • Hong Ke, a professor at Shaanxi Normal University, has won many awards including Feng Mu Literature Award, Lu Xun Literature Award, Zhuang Chongwen Literature Award, and Novel Award of the Chinese Fiction Society. He is one of the most popular novelists in the country.
  • Zhang Tao, Director of the Outreach Department of the Chinese Writers Association.

The 2016th Writers Festival was held in August 8, co-hosted with the mainstream Victorian Writers Association for the first time. Invited famous writers Lei Tao, Wang Fangwen, Yan Tong from Northwest China, and Hong Kong writer Xu Suxi to attend the Writers Festival. They used both Chinese and English throughout the process and achieved great success. National media including Australia’s ABC Broadcasting Corporation, Marco Polo Literature The website, the official website of Melbourne International Writers’ Festival, People’s Daily, People’s Daily, Shaanxi Daily, and major Chinese media and websites in Australia have all reported. Not only has the response been enthusiastic in the Australian Chinese community, mainland China, and Hong Kong, but also the mainstream literary community in Melbourne, the city of literature selected by UNESCO, has a very impressive view of the Chinese Writers Festival.

2017 Australian Chinese Writers Festival

"The Expansion of Chinese Literature Overseas"

2017 Australian Chinese Writers Festival will be held

This year's Australian Chinese Writers will be held in Fitzroy Town Hall at 7:6 am on July 10. The theme of the conference is "The Expansion of Chinese Literature Overseas".
Authors from China and Australia will conduct comprehensive and in-depth discussions on this theme, and make positive contributions to the further development and promotion of Chinese literature overseas and the promotion of Chinese culture.
The famous writer Yan Jingmin, secretary of the Party Committee Secretariat of the Chinese Writers Association, will lead a strong and high-level delegation of five writers to attend this Chinese Writers Festival. The members of the delegation are: Yan Jingming, editor-in-chief of the Literature and Art Newspaper of the Chinese Writers Association and current secretary of the Secretariat of the Chinese Writers Association, Ouyang Qiansen, Chairman of the Guizhou Federation of Literary and Art Circles, Chairman of the Writers Association, and Dean of the College of Liberal Arts; Zong Renfa, vice chairman of the Yunnan Writers Association, national first-class writer Fan Wen, deputy director of the European and American Department of the Chinese Writers Association, and poet Wu Xinwei.

Yan Jingmin

Yan Jingming, born in 1961, a native of Shanxi, graduated from the Chinese Department of Shanxi University in 1983. In the same year, he entered the Chinese Department of Shaanxi Normal University to study Lu Xun and the History of Modern Chinese Literature. He graduated in 1986 and received a Master of Arts degree from Sichuan University. Served in Shanxi Writers Association from 1986 to 2002, and now works in Chinese Writers Association.


In April 2002, at the invitation of the American Oriental Culture Foundation, the American Chinese Writers Association and Yale University, he visited Los Angeles, Washington, New York and other cities with a delegation of Chinese writers, and went to Yale University and Mark Twain’s house. Cultural exchange.

Won the second Feng Mu Literature Award•Young Critics Award.

As a literary critic, participated in film and television seminars for many times. The TV series "Mother, Mother" starring Yuan Li, Siqin Gaowa, Hu Yajie, Shen Junyi, etc., was broadcast on Anhui Satellite TV and Dragon TV, September 2012, 9, screenwriter Zhao Dongling, director Li Yunliang, literary critics Zhong Chengxiang, Yan Jingming, Zeng Qingrui, Fan Yongge, etc. gave wonderful seminars and speeches. The screenwriter Zhao Dongling summarized the reasons for the success of the Red Mother. The experts at the conference believed that "Mother, Mother" broke through the old "house door opera" and was a successful breakthrough in the family narrative.

As a cultural celebrity, he went to various places for exchanges. On May 2013, 5, the "Cultural Celebrities Entering Campus" event was held at Northwest Normal University. How Chinese literature "goes out" has also become the focus of discussion among the participants. Yan Jingming said that when Chinese literature goes to the world, writers should not deliberately pursue it, but should be recognized by the world through their own literary practice and ideological value, otherwise they will lose the true nature of literature. At the same time, he proposed, "Chinese literature should be more in line with traditional literature and classics in the future, so as to achieve the simplest cultural confidence in details."

Ouyang Qiansen

Ouyang Qiansen: Male, born in Tongren City, Guizhou Province in October 1965. Postgraduate degree, first-class screenwriter, second-class professor, core expert of Guizhou Province, expert of special allowance from the State Council. National "Deyi Shuangxin Literary and Artistic Worker" title.

Current Chairman of Guizhou Writers Association, Vice Chairman of Guizhou Federation of Literary and Art Circles, Dean of Guizhou Academy of Arts; Member of the Seventh Committee of the Chinese Writers Association, Member of the Film and Television Committee, Representative of the XNUMXth and XNUMXth National People’s Congress, and XNUMXth National Youth Federation Member of the Standing Committee, vice chairman of the XNUMXth Guizhou Youth Federation, published more than XNUMX million characters of long, medium and short stories in Chinese core journals. Member of the XNUMXth National Committee of China Federation of Literary and Art Circles.

He has authored more than ten novels such as "Xiongguan Mandao", "Non-Love Time", "Jedi Life", "Mrs. Shexiang" and short novel collections "Taste", "Much White and Young Black", "Kunlun", etc. . The screenwriter and chief producer of the TV series include "Xiongguan Mandao", "Jedi Life", "Mrs. Shexiang", "Twenty-Four Turns"; movies "Days Under the Clouds", "Surviving Day", etc. Second department; four times won the National "Five One Project Award", three national TV "Golden Eagle Awards", three national TV "Flying Awards", two military "Golden Star Awards" and the first prize of the Guizhou Provincial Government Art Award, etc. More than 50 provincial and ministerial awards.


Fan Wen was born in Sichuan in 1962 and now lives in Kunming. The vice chairman of Yunnan Writers Association, a national first-class writer, and the first batch of "Winners of Yunling Artists". He began to publish works in 1986. Nearly 500 million words have been published in various themes and genres of literary works, representing the "Tibetan Trilogy" reflecting the century-old history of Tibet-"Water and Milky Earth", "Compassion for the Earth", "Song of the Earth". Among them, "Water Milk Land" has been translated into French and published, and "Compassionate Land" has been translated into English and published. "My Blood and My Land" is his first novel reflecting the history of the War of Resistance Against Japan. He has won the XNUMXth, XNUMXth and XNUMXth Mao Dun Literature Award Nomination Award, the XNUMXth and XNUMXth "October Literature Award", the XNUMXth "People's Literature" Biennial Award for novels and many other important domestic literary awards.

Zong Renfa

Zong Renfa, a native of Liaoyuan, Jilin Province, graduated from Siping Normal School in Chinese in 1979. In 1983, he worked for the Liaoyuan City Federation of Literary and Art Circles and served as the editor-in-chief of "Kandong Literature" and the vice chairman of the Literary and Art Federation. In 1988, he transferred to Jilin Provincial Writers Association and served as deputy editor, editor-in-chief, and reviewer of "Writer" magazine. Secretary, Secretary-General, and member of the Party Leadership Group of the Provincial Writers Association. Member of the Fifth, Sixth and Seventh Committee of the Chinese Writers Association, director of the Chinese Contemporary Literature Research Association and the Chinese Poetry Society, and adjunct professor at Northeast Normal University and Bohai University. Literary creation began in 1979. Joined the Chinese Writers Association in 1990. He is the author of a collection of poems "Tracing Kuafu" and a collection of reviews "Clay Pots·Street Lamps·Monuments", etc. His work has won the Changbai Mountain Literary Award of the Jilin Provincial Government, and has been awarded the Excellent Work Editor Award by the Provincial Government many times. The edited works "Breastfeeding Woman" and "Kitchen" won the first and second National Lu Xun Literature Awards, and the editor-in-chief "Writer" won the third National Journal Award.

Literary friends and literary lovers are welcome to participate (please make reservations, free admission)

Details of the 2017 Australian Chinese Writers Festival

时间:2017年7月6日上午10:00-13: 00。

Address: The Reading Room, Fitzroy Town Hall, 201 Napier St. Fitzroy. (You can take tram No. 11 or 86, stop 14).

Contact: 0413837080,[email protected]

2017 Australian Chinese Writers Festival Promotional Poster

Fitzroy Municipal Auditorium-Writers' Day Conference Hall


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