Book Launch: "Diasporic" + "Clan"

 Join us for the launch of Yeo Wei Wei’s Diasporic + Clan, a two-part collection that features her translations, transcreations, and adaptations of Soon Ai Ling’s short story collection "人也•女也".

As part of the launch, there will be a screening of Eva Tang’s The Veiled Willow, a short film adaptation of one of Soon Ai Ling’s works, followed by a discussion with Yeo Wei Wei, Eva Tang an Soon Ai Ling, titled "A Conversation about Film and Literary Adaptations". The three panellists will share more about their experience with adaptation into the different artistic forms.


Attendance is free with registration.


The event can be cancelled or postponed two weeks before the date if the minimum number of participants is not met. 

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The event venue is sponsored by Black Earth Auction House.

25 Mar 2023
2:30PM – 4PM

367 Joo Chiat Road
367 Joo Chiat Road, S427612




About Panellists

Eva Tang

Eva Tang

Eva Tang was unanimously awarded Hong Kong Chinese Literature Awards first prize (prose) when she was an undergrad at the University of Hong Kong. A journalist-turned-filmmaker, Eva pursued her M.A. in Fiction Direction at the National Film and Television School, UK. The Straits Times rated her debut documentary The Songs We Sang one of the Best Movies of 2015; China’s popular film reviewer 桃桃淘电影(ttfilm) listed it the 10 Best Films of 2016 after seeing it at the Taipei Golden Horse Film Festival. 

Photo credit: Pauline Tan

Soon Ai Ling

Soon Ai Ling

Soon Ailing is a native of Huiyang, Guangdong. She holds a bachelor degree in Chinese Language and Literature from Nanyang University, Singapore (1971), and a PhD in Philosophy from the University of Hong Kong (1995). Soon is an award-winning author of several novels and anthologies. Her works have been translated into Japanese, English and Malay. She was a lecturer at the Hong Kong Institute of Education (1997-2005) and Assistant Professor of NIE at Nanyang Technological University, Singapore (2006-2013). At present she is a guest lecturer at the Education University of Hong Kong and NTU, Singapore.

Yeo Wei Wei

Yeo Wei Wei

Yeo Wei Wei is a writer, educator and translator. She holds a PhD in English from Cambridge University and an MA in Creative Writing from University of East Anglia. In March 2023, her collections of translations, transcriptions and adaptations of Soon Ailing’s short stories will be released in two books, Diasporic and Clan (Balestier Press). Wei Wei’s translations of Singaporean Chinese poetry have appeared in anthologies and journals. One of her most memorable translation projects to date is the translation of subtitles and xinyao lyrics for The Songs We Sang, a documentary by Singaporean filmmaker Eva Tang. She has over 20 years of teaching experience at university as well as other levels.