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This melodic, visceral collection -juxtaposes the author’s unbridled joy in motherhood with the complex and brutal practice of footbinding in China, the plight of Tibet, and the remarkable endurance of survivors everywhere. The Magic Whip pays particular attention to women and children whose ordeals have been -imprinted on their very bodies and whose memories resonate in these -exceptionally clear poems.

Wang Ping, born in Shanghai, came to New York City in 1985 after graduating from Beijing University. She is the acclaimed author of the novel Foreign Devil, the story collection American Visa, the poetry collection Of Flesh and Spirit, and the academic study Aching for Beauty: Footbinding in China. She lives in St. Paul, Minnesota and teaches at Macalester College.

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A beautifully crafted collection that bears the weight of human suffering and joy.

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Poetry. Asian-American Studies. This melodic, visceral collection juxtaposes the author's unbridled joy in motherhood with the complex and brutal practice of footbinding in China, the plight of Tibet, and the remarkable endurance of survivors everywhere. THE MAGIC WHIP pays particular attention to women and children whose ordeals have been imprinted on their very bodies and whose memories resonate in these exceptionally clear poems. Ping is the acclaimed author of the novel FOREIGN DEVIL, the story collection AMERICAN VISA, the poetry collection OF FLESH and SPIRIT, and the academic study Aching For Beauty: Footbinding in China.

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This melodic, visceral collection juxtaposes the author's unbridled delight in motherhood with the complex, brutal practice of footbinding in China, the plight of Tibet, and the remarkable endurance of survivors everywhere. The Magic Whip pays particular attention to women and children whose ordeals have been imprinted on their very bodies and whose memories resonate in these exceptionally clear, beautifully crafted poems that bear the weight of human suffering and joy. PRAISE FOR OF FLESH & SPIRIT, Wang Ping's first collection of poetry. "Wang Ping's poems are notable for their incisive images and psychological acuity. Of Flesh & Spirit journeys from China to America and weaves passion and memoir into a shining loop."--Arthur Sze.

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Wang Ping was born in Shanghai and grew up on a small island in the East China Sea. After three years spent farming in a mountain village commune, she attended Beijing University. In 1985 she left China to study in the United States, earning her PhD from New York University. She is the acclaimed author of the short story collection American Visa, the novel Foreign Devil, two poetry collections: Of Flesh and Spirit and The Magic Whip, and the cultural study Aching for Beauty: Footbinding in China.

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ISBN:
9781566891479
Author:
Wang, Ping
Publisher:
Coffee House Press
Author:
Ping, Wang
Location:
Minneapolis
Subject:
Women
Subject:
American - General
Subject:
China
Subject:
Tibet
Subject:
American - Asian American
Subject:
Chinese American women
Subject:
General Poetry
Subject:
Tibet (china)
Subject:
General-General
Copyright:
Edition Number:
1st ed.
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series Volume:
2432
Publication Date:
October 2003
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
90
Dimensions:
10.00 x .00 in

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"Synopsis" by ,
A beautifully crafted collection that bears the weight of human suffering and joy.
"Synopsis" by , Poetry. Asian-American Studies. This melodic, visceral collection juxtaposes the author's unbridled joy in motherhood with the complex and brutal practice of footbinding in China, the plight of Tibet, and the remarkable endurance of survivors everywhere. THE MAGIC WHIP pays particular attention to women and children whose ordeals have been imprinted on their very bodies and whose memories resonate in these exceptionally clear poems. Ping is the acclaimed author of the novel FOREIGN DEVIL, the story collection AMERICAN VISA, the poetry collection OF FLESH and SPIRIT, and the academic study Aching For Beauty: Footbinding in China.
"Synopsis" by , This melodic, visceral collection juxtaposes the author's unbridled delight in motherhood with the complex, brutal practice of footbinding in China, the plight of Tibet, and the remarkable endurance of survivors everywhere. The Magic Whip pays particular attention to women and children whose ordeals have been imprinted on their very bodies and whose memories resonate in these exceptionally clear, beautifully crafted poems that bear the weight of human suffering and joy. PRAISE FOR OF FLESH & SPIRIT, Wang Ping's first collection of poetry. "Wang Ping's poems are notable for their incisive images and psychological acuity. Of Flesh & Spirit journeys from China to America and weaves passion and memoir into a shining loop."--Arthur Sze.
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