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Born in Tianjin in 1942, Feng Jicai is a contemporary author, artist and cultural scholar who rose to prominence as a pioneer of China’s Scar Literature movement that emerged after the Cultural Revolution.

Sinoist BooksSotheby's Institute of Art, and the Feng Jicai Institute are thrilled to bring you an online seminar on Feng Jicai: Art, Writing, and the Preservation of the Old TianjinThe event will be exploring the artistic, literary, and cultural history of Tianjin, looking to Feng Jicai as one of its most prominent authors and artists operating in the 20th-21st century.

We'll be hearing from the author himself, hearing about the significance of his work in Tianjin and beyond, as well as unpacking the intimate connections between his art and his other work.

Dr Katie Hill, Director for the Master’s program in Modern and Contemporary Asian Art at Sotheby’s Institute, will speak about the author, the Tianjin Yangliuqing woodblock new year pictures, and more.

Date and Time

Friday, 25 June 2021

10:00 a.m. GMT

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About the Organisers

Sinoist Books is an independent publisher based in the UK, bringing Chinese fiction to an anglophone audience. Working with incredible translators and authors, we champion voices that otherwise go unheard - and we want to share them with as many people as we can. We run events (such as this one!) focusing on different aspects of translated Sinophone literature, so keep an eye on our social media for updates!

Sotheby's Institute of Art was originally conceived by Sotheby’s auction house in 1969, and has remained at the forefront of educating arts professionals for fifty years. There are now more than 8,000 alumni globally, who hold top positions in all facets of the international art world. Lectures and panels with leading scholars and art professionals as well as site visits, case studies, and workshops make sure that our students are equipped with theoretical and practical knowledge – and a global network – to master the art world.

The Feng Jicai Institute is one of Tianjin University’s most unique humanities institutes. Named after one of China’s most well-known authors, artists, and literary scholars. The main functions of the institute are the research and education of literature, art, and heritage studies. Three national-level organizations: China Wood-block New Year Picture Research Center, China’s Traditional Village Protection and Development Research Center, and Chinese Inheritors Oral History Research Center are located at the institute. The institute is also a part-museum that keeps and exhibits ten thousands of precious items of art and historical heritage.