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Yang Lian
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Yang Lian (杨炼) was born in Switzerland in 1955, and grew up in Beijing. He began writing when he was sent to the countryside in the 1970s. On his return to Beijing he became one of the founders of the 'Misty' school of contemporary Chinese poetry. Among other things, Yang Lian is known for his poem sequences and long poems which display a profound understanding of, and creative links with, Classical Chinese poetry. Yang Lian has published twelve collections of poems, two collections of prose and many essays (selected into several selections) in Chinese.

His work has been translated into more than thirty languages, including English, German, French, Italian, Spanish, Japanese, and Arabic.

The event is hosted by the Department of Asian- Middle Eastern och Turkish Studies at Stockholm University.