Past Event19 May 2017

The Boat Rocker: Ha Jin

No longer available

Lower NZI, Aotea Centre

Talks & ideas

Please Note: This event has been cancelled as Ha Jin is no longer travelling to NZ due to serious family illness. Ticket holders should contact Ticketmaster on or 09 970 9700 to arrange exchanges or refunds as appropriate. 


Ha Jin is the author of National Book Award for Fiction winner Waiting, and most recently of the darkly-comic The Boat Rocker – an examination of the moral dimensions of journalism via the tale of a Chinese expat working in New York who suspects the hype surrounding a Chinese bodice ripper.

Jin, who left China for good in 1985, writes from a position of both freedom and exile. The Boat Rocker however, notes The New York Times, “is no polemic masquerading as a novel”. Jin speaks with Michael Williams.

Supported by Asia New Zealand Foundation.

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