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Meet the Chilli Bean Paste Clan: An Evening with Yan Ge and Nicky Harman

January 16, 2019 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Set in a fictional town in West China, the novel, The Chilli Bean Paste Clan, is the story of the Duan-Xue family, owners of the lucrative chilli bean paste factory, and their formidable matriarch. As Gran’s 80th birthday approaches, her middle-aged children get together to make preparations. Family secrets are revealed and long-time sibling rivalries flare up with renewed vigour. As Shengqiang struggles unsuccessfully to juggle the demands of his mistress and his wife, the biggest surprises of all come from Gran herself…


Join the author Yan Ge and the translator Nicky Harman on the evening, and catch a glimpse into the life of a typical dysfunctional family in modern China. Hear how Yan Ge put her mastery of the Sichuan dialect to excellent use, and how Nicky Harman responded to that challenge during her translation.


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Guanghwa Bookshop


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