Xu Zhiyuan “An Unexpected Traveller"

Presented by SPH Media, Chinese Media Group
In Collaboration with Esplanade – Theatres on the Bay
Dialogue: Xu Zhiyuan (China writer, Founder of OWSpace), Woo Mun Ngan (Lianhe Zaobao Associate Editor cum Fukan Editor)

2 Jun 2024, Sun, 5pm

1hr 30mins

(Intermission: None)

Singtel Waterfront Theatre at Esplanade

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This talk will focus on Xu Zhiyuan’s new book Unexpected Journeys and explore his travel essays in China and around the world over the past 15 years. Follow Xu Zhiyuan’s trajectory across China along the Aihui-Tengchong line, passing through Kolkata, Cairo and the land of happiness, and finally arriving at Malacca, Honolulu and Nagai Hefeng’s Asakusa. 


There will be a book-signing session after the talk. 

Admission Age:
12 and above.
Language: Mandarin
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Speaker Information

Xu Zhiyuan

Xu Zhiyuan, a well-known Chinese writer and founder of OWSpace, was born in Jiangsu in 1976. He graduated from the Computer Science Department of Peking University and was a visiting scholar at the University of Cambridge and the University of California, Berkeley. 


He has published nearly 20 books. His main works include: The World of a Straggler, Those Sad Young Men, Liang Qichao: Young Revolutionary 1973-1898, Liang Qichao: Fugitive (1898-1903), among others. His works have also been translated into English, French, Korean and other languages. 

Date & Time

2 Jun 2024, Sun


Singtel Waterfront Theatre at Esplanade
There will be a book-signing session after the talk.

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