Waves: Stories

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New Directions Publishing, 1990 - Fiction - 208 pages
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In Waves, the poet Bei Dao turns to fiction, recording the painful years of the Cultural Revolution and its aftermath. Avoiding polemics, his attention is on individuals swept up in the turbulent political tides of contemporary China.

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Bei Dao, born in Beijing in 1949, has traveled and lectured around the world. He has received numerous international awards for his poetry, and is an honorary member of The American Academy of Arts and Letters. Bei Dao, now a U.S. citizen, is currently Professor of Humanities in the Center for East Asian Studies at the Chinese University of Hong Kong.

Anders Hansson holds a Ph.D. from Harvard University and currently lectures in the School of Asian Studies of the University of Edinburgh.

Bonnie S. McDougall is professor of Chinese at the University of Edinburgh.

Frances Weightman is a doctoral candidate at the University of Edinburgh.

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