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Pu Wang, Brandeis University: How Long is a Contemporary Chinese Poem?

Monday, October 30, 2023 at 4:45pm to 6:15pm

Goldwin Smith Hall, 64 Kaufman Auditorium
232 East Ave, Central Campus

Pu Wang, Professor of Chinese,  Russian and Asian Languages and Literature, at Brandeis University, traces the outburst of the writing of long poems by mainland Chinese poets since the turn of the century. These longer experimental texts, together with the debates revolving around them, have formed a key yet controversial intervention into contemporary cultural-political changes in China and beyond. 

Pu Wang is an Associate Professor of Chinese and Chair of the Comparative Literature Program at Brandeis University. He is the author of The Translatability of Revolution: Guo Moruo and Twentieth-Century Chinese Culture (2018). He is also an acclaimed poet writing in Chinese, having published two books of verse. He translated Walter Benjamin: A Critical Life into Chinese. 

Introduced by Kevin Dong, PhD Asian Studies graduate student; co-hosted by the EAP Graduate Student Steering Committee


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