Bloomsday in Hong Kong

12 September 2022

In collaboration with Elephant Book Shop and supported by Yunnan Art Critics Association, the Embassy of Ireland to China will host a Bloomsday screening of 100 Years of Ulysses in Kunming, Yunnan Province. The event will launch the Irish Literature Month programme, a series of panel discussions with 20 speakers including writers, artists, editors, playwrights and critics reflecting on Irish literature’s impact on contemporary creative works in China.

The Embassy is also partnering with New Live to screen the documentary 100 Years of Ulysses in 10 cities across China from July to December. 100 Years of Ulysses, devised by the late Frank Callanan and directed by Ruán Magan, sets out to unlock one of most impregnable and explosive books of modern times. Featuring interviews with writers and scholars including Eimear McBride, Paul Muldoon, John McCourt and Margaret O’Callaghan, illuminating archive film and photographs, newly commissioned art works by Jess Tobin, Brian Lalor and Holly Pereira, and an original score by Natasa Paulberg, 100 Years of Ulysses brings viewers on an enlightening journey into the heart of one of the most influential novels ever written.