Lecture and Book Signing - Qiu Xiaolong

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A Tale of Two Cities Book Cover

Tuesday, 14 November, 12:15 – 1:30 p.m.
Anheuser-Busch Hall – Room 309
[Small Moot Courtroom]

Qiu Xiaolong, born in Shanghai but now residing in St. Louis, awarded Ph.D. in comparative literature from Washington University in St. Louis, is bringing out his latest installment, A Case of Two Cities, in the Inspector Chen series—with the two cities being no other than Shanghai and St. Louis!  

A poet, critic, and crime novelist, Qiu is the author of prize-winning novels, Death of a Red Heroine (2000), and A Loyal Character Dancer (2002); outstanding poetry translations, Treasury of Chinese Love Poems (2003); and a poetry collection, Lines Around China (2003). Qiu’s books have been translated into seventeen languages.  

Publishers Weekly noted about Death of a Red Heroine, “The author…peppers the story with allusions to classical Chinese literature, juxtaposing poignant poetry with a gruesome murder so that the novel reads like the translation of an ancient text imposed over a modern tale of intrigue.” 

A variety of Qiu books will be available for sale.  Light refreshments will be served.