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The Department of English, Linguistics and Cultural Studies is pleased to be hosting a one-day conference on the occasion of three auspiciously inter-related events this autumn: the publication by Penguin Modern Classics of Lao She’s forgotten masterpiece of 1920s Chinese London, Mr Ma and Son, the launch at the Ovalhouse Theatre of Daniel York’s satiric play, The Fu Manchu Complex (dir. Justin Audibert), and to mark the centenary of the evil genius - a collection of essays edited by Phil Baker and Antony Clayton, Lord of Strange Deaths: The Fiendish World of Sax Rohmer (Strange Attractor Press, 2013). One hundred years later we re-examine the skewed perceptions that have arisen around his pervasive influence.

The conference will be held at the University of Westminster, New Cavendish Street (room tba) on Friday 4 October, 9.30am-4pm. Please register your place by emailing Dr Anne Witchard.