poetry

The great romantic of 20th-century Chinese poetry, Xu Zhimo

This past spring, I traveled to rural Zhejiang Province to participate in a poetry event. At one of the…

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U.S. poet laureate Tracy K. Smith on Chinese poetry, language, and the allure of China

BEIJING – Tracy K. Smith, who began her post as the 22nd poet laureate of the…

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2016 translations from Chinese

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Donald Trump’s granddaughter wins over China with video showing off her Mandarin skills

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In a poem written in a detention center, activist Yang Zhangqing captures the drudgery of daily life without spoons or toilet paper

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The poetic leanings of Inspector Chen, China’s popular fictional detective, are captured in a volume of his collected verse

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‘My Chinese wonders why it is exotic’: Contestant at slam poetry contest moves listeners with her words on culture and race

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Ode to Calvin Trillin’s maligned poem in The New Yorker: ‘Why does Trillin of New York feel at ease / To bemoan the foods called Chinese?’

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Jiang Yitan’s poetry of ‘cut off sentences’ adapt the art form for the age of social media

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