Time Out Mumbai on the India-China Writers Dialogue

Time Out Mumbai has an article on next week’s India-China Writers Dialogue, titled “Sino the Times.” Despite the lame title, it’s actually an informative write-up. Here’s the paragraph where Xi Chuan is quoted:

The dialogues are “not American workshop-like”, agreed poet Xi Chuan, who has studied in the US and lives in Beijing, in an e-mail interview. “It is not only about writing, about language, style, structure or writing experiences. The issue of writing comes with a sense of history and reality, and the true understanding of selves in a big cultural and philosophical context.” [Xi] Chuan, who first visited India in 1997, said that the two countries serve as “mirrors” to each other. “Both Chinese and Indian writers have to face mountains of cultural traditions and the big shadow of Western culture.”