Shu Ting [real name Gong Peiyu] 1952-

Contemporary poet born in Fujian. Shu Ting was sent to the countryside in 1969 during the Cultural Revolution, and it was during her rustication that she began to write. Upon her return to the city, she worked at a variety of jobs, including one in a factory that produced light-bulbs. In the early 1980s, she achieved prominence as the leading female representative of "Misty" poetry. Her first collection, Shuangwei chuan [Double-masted boat] appeared in 1982; a joint collection with Gu Cheng appeared in the same year. She stopped writing at the time of the anti-Spiritual Pollution movement, hurt by attacks on her and her work, but resumed her poetry in the mid-1980s. Since then she has published two further books of poetry, Hui changge de yiweihua [The signing iris] and Shizuniao [Archaeopteryx]. In recent years, she has also published several collections of prose.

Works available in English:

  • Shu Ting: Selected Poems (ed. by Eva Hung). Hong Kong: Renditions Paperbacks,