Frontier Taiwan: An Anthology of Modern Chinese Poetry

Kobo ebook | May 29, 2012

byMichelle Yeh, N. G. D. Malmqvist

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Taiwan has evolved dramatically from a little-known island to an internationally acclaimed economic miracle and thriving democracy. The history of modern Taiwanese poetry parallels and tells the story of this transformation from periphery to frontier. Containing translations of nearly 400 poems from 50 poets spanning the entire twentieth century, this anthology reveals Taiwan in a broad spectrum of themes, forms, and styles: from lyrical meditation to political satire, haiku to concrete poetry, surrealism to postmodernism. The in-depth introduction outlines the development of modern poetry in the unique historical and cultural context of Taiwan. Comprehensive in both depth and scope, Frontier Taiwan beautifully captures the achievements of the nation's modern poetic traditions.

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Taiwan has evolved dramatically from a little-known island to an internationally acclaimed economic miracle and thriving democracy. The history of modern Taiwanese poetry parallels and tells the story of this transformation from periphery to frontier. Containing translations of nearly 400 poems from 50 poets spanning the entire twentie...

Michelle Yeh is professor of Chinese at the University of California, Davis. N. G. D. Malmqvist is professor emeritus and member of the Swedish Academy in Stockholm.

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Format:Kobo ebookPublished:May 29, 2012Publisher:Columbia University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0231518412

ISBN - 13:9780231518413

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Sensitive fidelity to denotative and connotative meanings of the original Chinese and smooth, often inspired English. The 50-page introduction by Yeh is superb-- a comprehensive, nuanced scholarly overview of the historical social, political, cultural, and linguistic forces that combine to make Taiwan a unique example of what Chinese poetry may become when visions of past, present, and future mingle with issues of local identity, national politics, and international influences.... Strongly recommended.