Poetry. East Asia Studies. Bilingual Edition. Translated from the Chinese by Wang Ping and Ron Padgett. FLASH CARDS is a primer of modern Chinese life, constructing a complex philosophical vision from swatches of daily events and observations. As Yu Jian has written about his own work: "It is possible to see eternity—to see everything—in a teacup or a sweet wrapper. Everything in the world is poetry."
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Yu Jian, born in 1954 in Kunming, China, is a poet, author, and documentary film director. He began writing poetry in the early 1970s, influenced both by classical Chinese poetry and modern Western writers such as Walt Whitman. Yu Jian is a major figure among the "Third Generation Poets" who came after the "Misty Poetry" movement of the early 1980s. Author City: Kunming CHI