Writer's China: Bridges East and West

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780884964391
  • Publisher: Capra Press
  • Publication date: 4/15/1999
  • Pages: 275
  • Product dimensions: 6.04 (w) x 9.08 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Table of Contents

Preface: Stone Characters
Beginning at the End: Refugee on the Couch 15
I Gathering the Characters 25
Parabolic Flight 32
West to the East 35
Beijing Airport 42
II Meeting the Chinese at Dawn 47
Waking Beijing 53
The People and the Pen 57
Blue Dragon Spring 65
The Great Wall 66
Tai Chi and Caged Thrushes 70
The Forbidden City 72
"Trashcan" Buddhas 74
III Xian, China's Oldest City 77
The Squared Circle 83
"Magic" Chen, Translator and Walking Poet 87
Old Soldiers 92
Terra Cotta Treasures 96
Bicycle Brigade to Stele Forest 98
Sleeper Car Across China 101
IV In Conference: making wells together 105
Leshan 109
Three-Way Dialogues: No Twisty Thoughts 119
The Great Buddha: Unwobbling Pivot 128
Modern Masters 136
Lu Wenfu 139
Wrap-up 140
Dark Rich Loam 144
China in So Many Words 150
V Ancient Yellow River 153
The Yangtze By Boat 157
The Three Gorges 161
Telling Brush Strokes 165
Comparing Notes 169
VI Wuhan, Two Rivers Away 173
A Feast of Writers 177
Yellow Crane Pagoda at Midnight 178
Daybreak, Gone 179
VII Shanghai 182
City of Blossoms and Spring Greens 186
The Grand Old Poets and Some New Ones 189
Last Words, First Impressions 192
VIII Personal Statements: 1988 Chinese-American Writers' Conference 197
IX Correspondences Over a Decade 249
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