24th ilb
5 – 14 Sep 2024 Program
9 – 18 Sep 2024 Young Program

Herkunft: China

Li Xiaoguang

Li Xiaoguang was born in 1975 in the Ji district of Tianjin, China. He completed his Bachelor’s degree at the Faculty of Fine Arts at Hebei Normal University in 1999 and earned his Master’s degree from the Department of Printmaking at the Central Academy of Fine Arts a decade later.

Bobo Lo

is an independent international relations analyst and Nonresident Fellow at the Lowy Institute. He is also a Senior Fellow at the Center for European Policy Analysis [CEPA] in Washington DC, and an Associate Research Fellow at the French Institute of International Relations [IFRI]. Previously, he was Head of the Russia

Zhai Yongming

Zhai Yongming, born in Chengdu, Sichuan in 1955, has been awarded the Pamir International Poetry Prize as the best literary voice in the People’s Republic of China. She has also emerged as an essayist and art critic, and besides was named one of the fifty most beautiful women in by

Zhang Jie

Zhang Jie was born in Peking, China in 1937. She was the daughter of an elementary school teacher and grew up without a father. Contrary to her hopes, she was assigned a degree-course place in Planning Studies rather than Literature at the People’s University of Peking. After concluding her studies

Zhang Zao

In Sichuan, the home of many Chinese writers, he began to write. In 1979 the first publications of his poems appeared in poetry magazines. Zhang Zao was soon counted as one of the »Sichuan-Wu-Junzi« group of writers who on the one hand are open to innovative elements of world literature

Zairong Xiang

born in Guiyang, China, researches feminism, queer theories, and comparative literature as part of the DFG Research Training Group »Minor Cosmopolitanisms« at Universität Potsdam. After earning his PhD, he was a Fellow at the Institute for Cultural Inquiry ICI-Berlin from 2014 to 2016. In »Queer Ancient Ways« (2018) he examines

Yu Hua

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Yu Jie

born in 1973, is a Chinese writer and human rights activist. In 2010 he was incarcerated and tortured for his friendship with the Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Liu Xiaobo. In 2012 he managed to emigrate to the US, where he lives with his family today. Jie has written more than

Ying Chang Compestine

The Chinese-American author Ying Chang Compestine was born in 1963 in Wuhan in the People’s Republic of China and grew up during the Chinese Cultural Revolution. Her family was considered »bourgeois«, a socio-economic class shunned by the new government, so the Red Guard seized her family’s belongings and jailed her

Yang Lian

A child of Chinese diplomats, Yang Lian was born in the Swiss capital Bern in 1955. He grew up in Beijing and in 1974 was sent to the countryside for »re-education by work«. He began working as an editor and programmer for the state broadcaster in 1977. During the »Beijing

Xi Chuan

Guest at the ilb 2004, 2008 Xi Chuan (real name Liu Jun) was born in Xuzhou, in the Jiangsu province of the People’s Republic of China, in 1963. He studied English at the Beijing University between 1981 and 1985, and later worked as an editor for the magazine »Huangqiu« (Globe).

Xiaolu Guo

Xiaolu Guo was born in 1973 and grew up in southern China. She studied at the Film Academy of Beijing and the National Film and Television School in London. As a prizewinning, but censorship-restricted writer of screenplays, she initially published several acclaimed and widely translated novels. In 2002, Guo moved