Julia Lovell (born 1975), is a University professor and prize-winning author and translator about China.
Life and career
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.
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); and The Opium War: Drugs, Dreams and the Making of China (Picador, 2011).
Awards and honors
- 2008 Kiriyama Prize, finalist, for translation of I love Dollars by Zhu Wen
- 2012 Jan Michalski Prize for Literature, winner, The Opium War: Drugs, Dreams and the Making of China
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- "Le Prix Jan Michalski 2012 attribué à Julia Lovell". Le Temps (in French). November 22, 2012. Retrieved November 23, 2012.
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