Bei Dao and contemporary chinese poetry
Past, present, future tense: a conference on contemporary poetry.
Beidao, 1949-; Lazer, Hank; Gunther, Robin; Zhen, Zheng; Huang, Yunte
After four local scholars read one poem each by Bei Dau in English, the author reads his work in the original Chinese. Huang discusses the acceptance and interpretation of this and other Chinese poetry in the United States. Gunther comments on the body as a metaphor both within and without poetry. Zheng speaks on the course of general trends in contemporary Chinese poetry. Lazer elaborates on the visual structure of Chinese poetry in its original characters versus English translations (see handouts).
Recorded in Ithaca, NY by Cornell University., List of poems read by Bei Dao (list in English), Handouts to accompany Lazer's talk: Five poems by Che Qianzi (in Chinese and with English translations)., Sponsored by: University Lectures Committee,Society for the Humanities,Cornell Council for the Arts,Office of the Dean, College of Arts and Sciences,Comparative Literature, Department of,English, Department of,German Studies, Department of,Romance Studies, Department,Theatre Arts, Department of,Africana Studies and Research Center,Asian-American Studies Program,Creative Writing Program, Department of English,East Asia Program,Hispanic-American Studies Program,Women's Studies Program., Speaker(s): Dao is a Chinese poet. Huang is from SUNY-Buffalo. Zhen, Gunther and Lazer are from the University of Alabama., Reading and Panel, March 31, 1995, 8:00pm, HEC Aud., Goldwin Smith.102 minutes
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