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Bei Dao

 
 

北岛

 
     
 

© Bei Dao 北岛  portrait  -  chinesenewart

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

 
     
 
 
 


Member of the International Parliament of Writers
Honorary Member of the American Academy of Arts and Letters

 

1949

Bei Dao, poet and novelist, whose name is Zhao Zhenkai, was born on August 2

 

in Beijing, China.

 

His father was a corporate director and his mother was a doctor.

   
 

After high school, he joined the Red Guards, then he worked eleven years in the building,

 

while writing.

   

1974

He completed his novel Waves, which will be published five years later, in the magazine

 

Jintian.( Today )

   

1978 / 1980

He founded with his friend the poet Mang Ke, the magazine Jintian in which the group of

 

poets, in reaction against the restrictions of the Cultural Revolution, nicknamed Misty Poets :

 

Bei Dao 北岛 , Duo Duo 多多, Gu Cheng 顾城 , Mang Ke 芒克Shu Ting 舒婷, Yan Liang 杨炼

 

will publish, until its prohibition.

   

1979

He published two news : Among the ruins and The return of the Father.
  He began to write poems.
   

1989

During theTian'anmen Square protests, he was at a literary conference in Berlin,

 

and he was no allowed to return in China, because he was accused of inciting revolt

 

with his poem The Answer. 回答

   
 

During his forced exile, he travelled in Norway, in Oslo; in Sweden, in Stockholm;

 

in Denmark, in Arhus; in Holland in Leyden. he lived three months in France, in Paris.

1993

He went to the United States, in Michigan, and in California, where his wife and his daughter 

  joined him.
   
  He participated in the Cycle "Great Reading" in Pompidou Centre.

2000

22. 03 à 19h30 ( 1h30 ). Cycle "Grande lecture" : Bei Dao. Paroles.

 

Small room - Pompidou Centre, Paris France.

   

2006

He was allowed to return to China.

   
  He lives in Hong Kong, in China.
   
   
   
 

Two collections of poetry were published in French at Circe editions :

 

Au bord du ciel ( 1995 ) et Paysage au-dessus de zéro ( 2004 ).

   
   
   
 

Awards selection

   
 

The Tucholsky Prize from Swedish PEN

 

The PEN/Barbara Goldsmith Freedom to Write Award   ( 1990 )

 

The Golden Wreath Award of the Struga International Poetry Festival ( 2015 )

   
   
   
   
 

Danièle Sicard

   
  

For more details on Bei Dao, see Brigitte Duzan's study.

 
 


Bei Dao reads from "The Rose of Time: New and Selected Poems"

 
 

   

Contemporary Chinese short-stories  

http://www.chinese-shortstories.com/index.htm

   

© Bei Dao 北岛 - Vagues  

Bei Dao  -  VAGUES

Philippe Picquier

 

translated fomr chinese into french by :

Janvier 1994

 

Chantal Chen-Andro

 
 

isbn 10  :  2 87730 160 5

 
 

isbn 13  :  978 2 87730 160 2

 
     
     
     
     
       
       
       

© Bei Dao 北岛 - 13, rue du Bonheur

 

Bei Dao  13, rue du Bonheur

Circé

 

translated fomr chinese into french by:

Septembre1999

 

Chantal Chen-Andro

 
 

isbn  :  2842420799

 
 

ean  :  978 2842420796

 
     
     
     
       


 
 

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