Poetry. Bilingual Edition. Translated from the Chinese by many hands. ANOTHER KIND OF NATION collects works by twenty-four poets from mainland China born after 1960 who are currently writing and publishing in Chinese. Although well known in China, most of them appear in English translation for the first time in this book. Edited by Chinese poets Zhang Er and Chen Dongdong, ANOTHER KIND OF NATION offers an introduction to Chinese poetry today in the shadows of long poetic tradition, the globalization of capitalism, and a renewed nationalism. The Chinese texts are presented in the original as well as in English and in Chinese, a postface on the translation process, and biographical notes for both poets and translators.
Poets anthologized include Cao Shuying, Chen Dongdong, Han Bo, Han Dong, Hu Xudong, Huang CanRan, Jiang Tao, Lan Lan, Lü De-An, Ma Lan, Mo Fei, Qing Ping, Sang Ke, Shu Cai, Tang Danhong, Yang Jian, Yang Xiaobin, Ye Hui, Zang Di, Zhang Er, Zhang Zao, Zhang Zhen, Zhao Xia, and Zhou Zan.
Zhang Er is the author of three collections of poetry in Chinese, Seen, Unseen, Water Words, and Because of Mountain. She has multiple chapbooks in English translation, such as VERSES ON BIRD, THE AUTUMN OF GU YAO, and CARVED WATER. Other titles include VERSES ON BIRD and SO TRANSLATING RIVERS AND CITIES. She worked as a contributing editor for several Chinese poetry journals, such as First Line, Poetry Currents and Oliver Tre. She collaborated with American poets in several translation projects before taking on this anthology project. She teaches at The Evergreen State College in Washington.
Chen Dongdong was born in 1961 in Shanghai, started writing when he was twenty, and graduated from the Chinese Literature Department of Shanghai Normal University. He has held jobs as teacher, archive clerk, opera journal editor, website designer and writer, and a poetry journal editor. He is the author of many volumes of poetry and prose including the recent poetry collection Down to Yang Zhou.
Author City: USA