Richard King

Richard King
Director, July 2004 - June 2009


Richard King joined the Centre in July 2004 as Director and completed his term as Director in June 2009.  His principal area of interest is modern Chinese literature and culture. Two of his current projects are a study of Chinese socialist writing from 1945-1980, and an edited volume on the visual and performing arts of the Cultural Revolution (1966-1976).

He has published translations of Chinese literature, including volumes of the works of the authors Liu Sola, Zhu Lin, and Zhang Kangkang, and two collections for the Hong Kong translation journal Renditions, one of works by "urban youth" writers in the countryside, and one of fiction and poetry about the Great Leap Forward (1958-60).