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Chinese Writing Todayis an anthology of contemporary Chinese poetry, prose and essays taken from the literary journal Jintian (Today). Jintianhas been the foremost voice of contemporary Chinese writing since its inception on "The Democracy Wall" in Beijing in 1978, and its subsequent reinvention in 1989. This is the third volume in the series and the first undertaken by a U.S. publisher. Authors include Bei Dao, Gao Er Tai, Yang Lian, and Zhu Wen-names that will only continue to grow in importance as Chinese literature expands the established Western canon. "This anthology is a window into the minds and lives of some of the world's finest young writers."-Gary Snyder

Table of Contents

Foreword

Quatrains

Eulogy

Landscape over Zero

Keyword

Untitled

Vigil

Old Place

As I Know It

Fire

Shadow

Da Ma's Way of Speaking

Guo Lusheng

Preparing his Biography

It's Just Like Before

Five Years

Those Islands

Never a Dreamer

Returning

The Death of Zilu

My Sister Lan's Specimen Book

The Foreign Beach

Adams River

The Hard-Working Glazier

November's Guide

A May that Will Last Forever

Truant Days

Three Short-Lived Poems from Yesterday

The Stage

From Lexicon, Nouns

Lily

Anteater

Camera

Night View of New York

The Snuff Bottle

From the Sorcerer's Book

Upper Nine: The Arrogant Dragon Repents

Six Four: Empty the Bag, No Fault No Praise

Six Four: In Distress, Be Thrifty

Nine Five: Litigation, Prince Auspices

Brief Notes on Walls

October's Writing

Taking Advantage

Who is the Son God Needs

Godsend

Blue Notebook

Recent Research on Yu Hong

The Composer's Tower

The English Instructor at the Institute of Agriculture

Our Hunger, Our Sleep

Embers

Mourning the Cast the Duck Prophet

Fang Wan's Paradise

Synopsis:

Simply the best writing from China, Taiwan, and Chinese authors in exile.

Synopsis:

Poetry. Fiction. Cultural Writing. Asian Studies. Edited by Henry YH Zhao, Yanbing Chen, John Rosenwald. "Fissures - the title of this collection...suggests...the outward manifestation of an irreversible process. Splits becoming visible on the surface are either advantage signals of a new dispensation taking shape, or the result of a center no longer being able to hold the accumulated weight and wear of time... In these pages we encounter a wide variety of descriptions of inner and outer lives, of communal life, of history affecting the social and physical environment (without events being capitalized as History), but with nearly no moralizing and little attempt at suggesting how it could be different" - from the foreword by Breyten Breytenbach. "This anthology is a window into the minds and lives of some of the world's finest young writers" - Gary Snyder. Contributors include Bei Doa, Duo Duo, Hu Dong, and Chen Dongdong, among others.

Synopsis:

Chinese Writing Today is an anthology of contemporary Chinese poetry, prose and essays taken from the literary journal Jintian (Today). Jintian has been the foremost voice of contemporary Chinese writing since its inception on "The Democracy Wall" in Beijing in 1978, and its subsequent reinvention in 1989. This is the third volume in the series and the first undertaken by a U.S. publisher. Authors include Bei Dao, Gao Er Tai, Yang Lian, and Zhu Wen—names that will only continue to grow in importance as Chinese literature expands the established Western canon. "This anthology is a window into the minds and lives of some of the world’s finest young writers."—Gary Snyder

Product Details

ISBN:
9780939010592
Editor:
Zhao, Henry Y.
Editor:
Chen, Yanbing
Editor:
Zhao, Henry Y.
Editor:
Chen, Yanbing
Editor:
Rosenwald, John
Author:
Rosenwald, John
Author:
Zhao, Henry YH
Author:
Zhao, Henry Y.
Author:
Zhao, Henry
Author:
Chen, Yanbing
Editor:
Rosenwald, John
Publisher:
Zephyr Press (MA)
Location:
Brookline, MA
Subject:
Essays
Subject:
Asian - Chinese
Subject:
Anthologies (multiple authors)
Subject:
Literary Criticism : General
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series:
Chinese Writing Today
Series Volume:
no. 01-1
Publication Date:
20000931
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
328
Dimensions:
7.8 x 5 x 0.7 in 11.5 oz

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Simply the best writing from China, Taiwan, and Chinese authors in exile.
"Synopsis" by , Poetry. Fiction. Cultural Writing. Asian Studies. Edited by Henry YH Zhao, Yanbing Chen, John Rosenwald. "Fissures - the title of this collection...suggests...the outward manifestation of an irreversible process. Splits becoming visible on the surface are either advantage signals of a new dispensation taking shape, or the result of a center no longer being able to hold the accumulated weight and wear of time... In these pages we encounter a wide variety of descriptions of inner and outer lives, of communal life, of history affecting the social and physical environment (without events being capitalized as History), but with nearly no moralizing and little attempt at suggesting how it could be different" - from the foreword by Breyten Breytenbach. "This anthology is a window into the minds and lives of some of the world's finest young writers" - Gary Snyder. Contributors include Bei Doa, Duo Duo, Hu Dong, and Chen Dongdong, among others.
"Synopsis" by ,
Chinese Writing Today is an anthology of contemporary Chinese poetry, prose and essays taken from the literary journal Jintian (Today). Jintian has been the foremost voice of contemporary Chinese writing since its inception on "The Democracy Wall" in Beijing in 1978, and its subsequent reinvention in 1989. This is the third volume in the series and the first undertaken by a U.S. publisher. Authors include Bei Dao, Gao Er Tai, Yang Lian, and Zhu Wen—names that will only continue to grow in importance as Chinese literature expands the established Western canon. "This anthology is a window into the minds and lives of some of the world’s finest young writers."—Gary Snyder
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