Vol. 7 (2018)

Il favoloso mondo di Chen Xi. Narrazioni pop nell’epoca della fluidità culturale. Presentazione

Valentina Pedone
Università degli Studi di Firenze

Published 2018-12-24


  • global Chinese literature,
  • overseas Chinese cultures,
  • Sinophone literature,
  • transcultural literature


Chen Xi is an artist born in Beijing, who has spent part of her life in Italy and currently lives in the UK. She is the author of a novel about the life of a Chinese girl in Italy and a collection of postmodern fairy tales. As both a writer and an illustrator, she uses mixed media (mostly literature and visual art, but also performance and music) to convey her creative expression. Since her style draws upon different cultural traditions to shape original, fluid meanings, she can be described as a transcultural artist and writer. This section first provides an introduction to the artist’s life, works and style, then it offers the original Italian translation, Chinese text opposite, of four chapters from her novel and an excerpt from an illustrated story. An interview with the author closes the section.


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