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170 x 110 mm, 56 pp
Bilingual, 2017/10
ISBN: 978-988-237-031-9

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The Emperor of Poetry Translated from Conquered Nations
Chen Dongdong
International Poetry Nights in Hong Kong
The Chinese University Press

This pocket-sized paperback is one of the twenty-four titles published for 2017 Hong Kong International Poetry Nights. The theme of IPHHK2017 is “Ancient Enmity”. IPNHK is one of the most influential international poetry events in Asia. From 22–26 November 2017, over 20 invited poets from various countries will be in Hong Kong to read their works based on the theme “Ancient Enmity.” Included in the anthology and box set, these unique works are presented with Chinese and English translations in bilingual or trilingual formats.

Chen Dongdong was born in Shanghai, where he has spent most of his life. He began writing poetry in 1980 while an undergraduate in the Chinese department at Shanghai Normal University, and he has been the editor of several unofficial literary journals, including Works (1982–1984), Tendency (1988–1991), and Southern Poetry Journal (1992–1994). Since 2005 he has been chief organizer the Three Month Three Poetry Festival, publishing three volumes anthologizing the work. He co-edited Another Kind of Nation: an Anthology of Contemporary Chinese Poetry in English translation (Talisman House, 2007), with US-based poet Zhang Er, and he has published over a dozen books of his own, including the poetry collections Summer Book • Unbanned Book (2010), Tourist Map (2013), and Flowing Water (prose poems, 2000), as well as the essay collections Black Mirror (2014) and Words and Phrases from Writing (2015). He now divides his time between Shanghai and Shenzhen.

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