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Another Kind of Nation

An Anthology of Contemporary Chinese Poetry

Zhang Er (Editor), Chen D. Dongdong (Editor)


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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, L 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.

Talisman House, Publishers, 9781584980575, 451pp.

Publication Date: November 1, 2007