Julia Lovell

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Julia Lovell (born 1975), is a University professor and prize-winning author and translator about China.

Life and career[edit]

Lovell is lecturer of modern Chinese history and literature at Birkbeck, University of London, where her research has been focused principally on the relationship between culture (specifically, literature, architecture, historiography and sport) and modern Chinese nation-building.[1]

Lovell's non-fiction works include The Politics of Cultural Capital: China's Quest for a Nobel Prize in Literature (University of Hawaii Press, 2006); The Great Wall: China Against the World 1000 BC-AD 2000 (Atlantic Books, 2006);[2] and The Opium War: Drugs, Dreams and the Making of China (Picador, 2011).

Her translations include works by Lu Xun, Han Shaogong, Eileen Chang and Zhu Wen.

Lovell has written articles about China for The Guardian, The Times [London], The Economist, and The Times Literary Supplement.[3]

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