Bei Dao (simplified Chinese: 北岛; traditional Chinese: 北島; pinyin: Běi Dǎo; literally: 'Northern Island', born August 2, 1949) is the pen name of the Chinese-American writer Zhao Zhenkai.
Bei Dao (simplified Chinese: 北岛; traditional Chinese: 北島; pinyin: Běi Dǎo; literally: 'Northern Island', born August 2, 1949) is the pen name of the Chinese-American writer Zhao Zhenkai (S: 赵振开, T: 趙振開, P: Zhào Zhènkāi). In addition to poetry, he is the author of short fiction, essays, and a memoir
by Bei Dao (Author), Matthew Fryslie (Author) . Chinese prose is very different in tenor and organizing principles than English, and translations can end up rather flat, so it's hard to say whether the weaknesses of this volume stem from the original composition or its translation.
by Bei Dao (Author), Matthew Fryslie (Author), Beidao (Author). Find all the books, read about the author, and more. While it's occasionally insightful and contains a moment or two of sly wit, the prose remains strangely affectless and so completely unaffecting.
Bei Dao’s City Gate, Open Up is a memoir for a particular kind of person. I suspect that, if you have picked up the book already, you know why. City Gate, Open Up focuses on Bei Dao’s family members, neighbors, and friends, as well as his schools, places of travel, and Chinese historical events-pretty much anything but waxing poetic about the poet himself. Reading books has nothing to do with going to school, the two totally separate activities-reading, as being outside the classroom, and books, as being outside textbooks-so that what happens when reading books arises out of a kind of mysterious life power, which has nothing to do with any profit or gain.
Bei Dao is the pen name of the Chinese-American writer Zhao Zhenkai. In addition to poetry, he is the author of short fiction, essays, and a memoir. A watershed event occurred in April 1976, when the government’s attempt to minimize public mourning for the death of Chinese Premier Zhou Enlai led to protests in Tiananmen Square-the first significant anti-government protests since the beginning of the Cultural Revolution. Bei Dao participated in the demonstrations, which were violently suppressed.
City Gate, Open Up is the lyrical autobiography of China's a memoir legendary poet Bei Da.
City Gate, Open Up is the lyrical autobiography of China's a memoir legendary poet Bei Dao. Exiled from Beijing in the wake of the 1989 Tiananmen Square protests, Bei Dao returned to his homeland in 2001 for the first time in over twenty years. The shock of this experience released a flood of memories and emotions contained in City Gate, Open U. he poet recalls the Beijing of his youth, from the birth of the People's Republic, through the chaotic years of the Great Leap Forward, and on into the Cultural Revolution. At the centre of the book are his parents and siblings and their everyday life together through famine and festival.
City Gate, Open Up is an ocean of recollections. Ratik Asokan, Caravan Magazine. City Gate, Open Up holds a vertiginous, intimate kaleidoscope of vignettes and portraits, in which a changing city, family, community, and country are presented as quick life-drawings, sketched from within. The drama of famine becomes a few candies in the mouths of half-starved boys scouring fields for weeds; the Cultural Revolution, an attic-hidden library of pre-war movie magazines, anatomy, and fiction carried into a hutong courtyard’s fire for burning.
Bei Dao. A magical, impressionistic autobiography by China's legendary poet Bei DaoIn 2001, to visit his sick father, the . The shock of this experience released a flood of memories and emotions that sparked Open Up, City Gate. A magical, impressionistic autobiography by China's legendary poet Bei DaoIn 2001, to visit his sick father, the exiled poet Bei Dao returned to his homeland for the first time in over twenty years. The city of his birth was totally unrecognizable. My city that once was had vanished," he writes: "I was a foreigner in my hometown.
Author(s): Bei Dao. Title: City Gate, Open Up. Binding: Paperback. Educated into the beliefs of Communist China, his subsequent disaffection found its voice in poetry, for which he has been nominated for the Nobel Prize on several occasions. Since 1989 he has lived first in Europe, then in the USA, and finally Hong Kong, where he teaches at the Chinese University of Hong Kong. He is an honorary member of the American Academy of Arts and Letters. His poetry in English translation includes The August Sleepwalker (1988), Old Snow (1992), Forms of Distance (1994), Landscape Over Zero (1998) and Unlock (2006).
Bei Dao was visiting West Berlin in June 1989 when the Chinese leadership authorized the violent termination of. .
Bei Dao was visiting West Berlin in June 1989 when the Chinese leadership authorized the violent termination of the student movement in Tiananmen Square, a night of even greater loss, of the people wholly lost, as he writes in his memoir. His poetry was seen by the world-and he was subsequently prevented from returning to mainland China, even to reunite with his family in Beijing, a long, unforeseen parting. The title of the memoir, City Gate, Open Up-Chengmen kai in the Chinese original-comes from a nursery rhyme that is the book’s epigraph ( City gate, city gate will you open up or not? ) and plays on multiple associations in the context of Chinese history.
Author: Bei Dao
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Publisher: SDX Joint Publishing Company (September 1, 2010)
Pages: 199 pages
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