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Author: John Digby and Hong Ai Bai

Hong Ai Bai, PhD in Linguistics, has been teaching at English and Foreign Language departments of Long Island University Post campus and the Communication Department of the University of Colorado Denver, International College Beijing. She has published a book, Deviation in Advertising Language: A Functional Analysis (2009), three English textbooks, and ten academic articles. As part of her interest in Chinese classical poetry, she and the English poet John Digby have published a series of translation on classic Chinese poems, A BREAK IN PASSING CLOUDS (2014), PASSING MEMORIES: A COLLECTION OF CHINESE POEMS ON COLD FOOD FESTIVAL (2016), CHINESE BIRD POEMS (2016), CHINESE EMPEROR POEMS (2017), CHINESE FLOWER POEMS (2017), FRAGILE KINGDOME: CHINESE INSECT POEMS (2018), and more. She has also been giving readings on Chinese poetry in various places, such as the Walt Whitman's Birthplace Museum, Hutton House Lectures of LIU Post, and the Long Beach Public Library. In addition, she has provided presentations at several international conferences on Chinese poetry translation.

John Digby is an English-born poet and collagist specializing in archival black-and-white pure paper collage in a great variety of styles from figurative to abstract. He is the author of six books of poetry and co-author of a seminal book on archival collage material and methods , The Collage Handbook (Thames and Hudson, 1985). More recently, he founded the Feral Press, an imprint of Prehensile Pencil Publications, publishing limited editions of poetry and prose illustrated in black-and-white (www.pp- pub.com). For the past few years, he has been collaborating wih Hong Ai Bai on an extensive project devoted to English improvisation of classical Chinese poetry. From 2014, they published a series of books on various themes, such as Chinese Cold Food Festival, nature, horses, women, emperors, flowers, birds, and more.

A Break in Passing Clouds: Improvisations on Chinese Poems
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A Break in Passing Clouds: Improvisations on Chinese Poems

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Poetry. Art. Asian & Asian American Studies. Collages by John Digby. Text and translations from the Chinese by Hong Ai Bai. "These subtle improvisations on ancient Chinese verse will remind readers of the power of poetry to touch and revive the huma...

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A Break in Passing Clouds: Improvisations on Chinese Poems
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A Break in Passing Clouds: Improvisations on Chinese Poems

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Poetry. Art. Asian & Asian American Studies. Collages by John Digby. Text and translations from the Chinese by Hong Ai Bai. "These subtle improvisations on ancient Chinese verse will remind readers of the power of poetry to touch and revive the huma...

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China Flower Poems
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China Flower Poems

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Poetry. Art. CHINESE FLOWERS POEMS is a bilingual (Chinese-English) book of classical Chinese lyrical poetry translated by Hong Ai Bai and John Digby. The anthology presents flowers both as admired forms of nature and as symbolic projections of huma...

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China Flower Poems
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China Flower Poems

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Poetry. Art. CHINESE FLOWERS POEMS is a bilingual (Chinese-English) book of classical Chinese lyrical poetry translated by Hong Ai Bai and John Digby. The anthology presents flowers both as admired forms of nature and as symbolic projections of huma...

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Chinese Poet-Emperors
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Chinese Poet-Emperors

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Poetry. Translation. Asian & Asian American Studies. This is a bilingual (Chinese-English) collection of poetry by Chinese emperors dating from 221 BCE to 1912 AD.

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Chinese Poet-Emperors
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Chinese Poet-Emperors

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Poetry. Translation. Asian & Asian American Studies. This is a bilingual (Chinese-English) collection of poetry by Chinese emperors dating from 221 BCE to 1912 AD.

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Fragile Kingdom: Chinese Insect Poems

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Fragile Kingdom: Chinese Insect Poems

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Poetry. Asian & Asian American Studies. This book is a bilingual (Chinese-English) collection of classical Chinese poems about insects. Selected and translated by Hong Ai Bai & John Digby. Illustrated and edited by Joan Digby.

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Fragile Kingdom: Chinese Insect Poems

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Fragile Kingdom: Chinese Insect Poems

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Poetry. Asian & Asian American Studies. This book is a bilingual (Chinese-English) collection of classical Chinese poems about insects. Selected and translated by Hong Ai Bai & John Digby. Illustrated and edited by Joan Digby.

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Passing Memories: A Collection of Chinese Poems on Cold Food Festival
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Passing Memories: A Collection of Chinese Poems on Cold Food Festival

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Poetry. Asian & Asian American Studies. Classics. Translated from the Chinese and edited by John Digby and Hong Ai Bai. This book is a bilingual (Chinese-English) collection of classical Chinese poems on Cold Food Festival, dating from 206 BCE.

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Passing Memories: A Collection of Chinese Poems on Cold Food Festival
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Passing Memories: A Collection of Chinese Poems on Cold Food Festival

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Poetry. Asian & Asian American Studies. Classics. Translated from the Chinese and edited by John Digby and Hong Ai Bai. This book is a bilingual (Chinese-English) collection of classical Chinese poems on Cold Food Festival, dating from 206 BCE.

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