Liu Jun

The writer Liu Jun (pseudonym Xi Chuan, born in 1969) is a poet, publisher, translator and a lecturer at the Central Academy of Fine Arts in Peking. Liu is one of the leading representatives of what is commonly termed "symbolic poetry". He has been awarded a number of Chinese literary prizes and was appointed to the board of directors of the national poetry association in 1996. His anthology "Ying de Huayu" was translated into German and published this year by the Projekt-Verlag Bochum as "Die Diskurse des Adlers" (The Eagle's Discourse). Liu Jun first became acquainted with Germany during a stay at the K├╝nstlerhaus Schloss Wiepersdorf. Just recently he participated at the International Literature Festival in Berlin. With his scholarship, Liu Jun would like to investigate the repercussions of modernisation on the religious architecture in Peking. He plans to interview decision makers in the city government, realtors and urban developers about the current situation of Christian, Buddhist, Islamic and Taoist buildings in the city. His investigation will be presented as an exhibition, documented by interview protocols, photos, essays and media art.