Film, Video Contemporary Poetry from China: A Reading and Discussion

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Contemporary Poetry from China: A Reading and Discussion
An examination of contemporary poetry from China, with a reading and discussion by two Chinese poets. The poets are featured in an anthology titled "Push Open the Window: Contemporary Poetry from China," which former U.S. Poet Laureate Robert Hass said "will give glimpses -- human glimpses -- at what is going on" in China today.
Event Date
October 12, 2011
-  Zhou Zan, a native of China's Jiangsu Province, is a poet, translator, and scholar. She edits the journal Wings, which is devoted to women's poetry, and has also published a collection of poetry and two volumes of literary criticism. Zhou Zan is one of the 49 contemporary Chinese poets published in the new bilingual anthology "Push Open the Window."
-  Poet, essayist and translator Xi Chuan was born in the City of Xuzhou, Jiangsu province, in 1963. He studied English literature at the Peking University from 1981 to 1985, and later worked as an editor for the magazine Huangqiu (Globe Monthly) for eight years. He was a visiting scholar to the International Writing Program of the University of Iowa, in 2002, and a visiting adjunct professor to New York University in 2007, the Orion Scholar to the University of Victoria, Canada in 2009. He is currently teaching Classical Chinese Literature at the School of Liberal Arts, Central Academy of Fine Arts in Beijing. Xi Chuan is one of the most influential poets in contemporary China.
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1 hours 20 minutes 5 seconds
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