Contributors / July 2011 (Issue 14)

Mai Mang
ImageMai Mang (Yibing Huang) was born in Changde, Hunan, China and inherited Tujia ethnic minority blood from his mother. After receiving his BA, MA and PhD in Chinese Literature from Beijing University, he moved to the US in 1993. He holds a second PhD in Comparative Literature from the University of California, Los Angeles. Mai Mang's work of poetry has been published in China since the 1980s and can be found in many anthologies. As a "blindist," he is the author of two books of poetry: Stone Turtle: Poems 1987-2000 (2005) and Approaching Blindness (2005). Most recently, he published Contemporary Chinese Literature: From the Cultural Revolution to the Future (Palgrave Macmillan, 2007), a book that presents case studies of the generation of Chinese writers which spent its formative years during the Cultural Revolution and focuses on this generation's identity shift from "orphans of history" to "cultural bastards." A traveler in the world and having given poetry readings in China and in the US, Mai Mang is currently an associate professor of Chinese at Connecticut College. [Read 1 2 3 4 5] [Cha's profile]

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