Bei Dao [pen name of Zhao Zhenkai »¯®¶¶}] 1949-
Bei is a major writer and poet of modern China. His poems first appeared in Today ¤µ¤Ñ, a magazine he co-founded. His works have been translated into over thirty languages, including English translations of his poems in Unlock (2000) and Landscape Over Zero (1996); essays in Blue House (2000) and Midnight's Gate (2005). Bei Dao was elected an honorary member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and has received a number of literary awards. He is currently Professor of Humanities in the Centre for East Asian Studies at The Chinese University of Hong Kong.
Works:Bodong (Waves) 1985.
Kaisuo: Bei Dao 1996-1998 (Lock Opening: Bei Dao 1996-1998) 1999.
Lan fangzi (A Blue House) 1998.
Zai tianya: Bei Dao Shixuan (All Over the World: Collections of Bei Dao's
At the sky's edge; poems 1991-1996 (David Hinton; forword by Michael Palmer).
New York: New Directions, 2001.
Blue House (Ted Huters and Feng-Ying Ming). Brooklin, MA: Zephyr Press, 2000.
Works available in English:Forms of Distance (David Hinton). New York: New Directions Books, 1994.
Landscape over Zero (David Hinton with Yinbing Chen). London: Anvil Press Poetry,
Midnight's Gate (Matthew Fryslie). New York: New Directions Book, 2005.
Old Snow (Bonnie S. Mc Dougall and Chen Maipeng). London: Anvil Press Poetry, 1992.
The August Sleepwalker (Bonnie S. Mc Dougall). New York: New Directions Books, 1988.
Unlock: poems (Eliot Weinberg and Iona Man Cheong). New York: New Directions
Waves: Stories (Bonnie S. Mc Dougall and Susette Ternent Crooke). New York: New
Directions Books, 1990.