Bei Dao

Bei Dao, one of China’s foremost modern poets, co-founded China’s first underground literary journal in 1978 and was exiled following the 1989 Tiananmen Square protests (WLT, Nov. 2008). His memoirs were published as City Gate, Open Up (2017). He has lived in Hong Kong since 2007.

  • A photo looking upward between two very tall buildings with a blue sky, dotted with clouds, emerging in the thin line between them
    PHOTO: Rikki Chan/Unsplash Now settled in Hong Kong, one of China’s most influential contemporary writers considers the city’s cultural positioning and how to improve its cultural ecology. When...

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