Yu Jian

Yu Jian
b. 1954, Kunming
Yu Jian, a contemporary poet with a strong interest in experimentation, is a leading figure of the Third Generation /poets, also referred to as the minjian (‘popular space’/folk) group. Characteristic features of his poetry include a rejection of highly metaphorical language, romantic individuality, lyricism and idealism. For Yu Jian, poetry ‘must be firmly planted in the soil of contemporary life’. Although he is occasionally accused of writing ‘non-poetry’ by conservative critics, Yu Jian’s work is generally free of the coarseness and triviality encountered in the writing of other Third Generation’ poets. Over twenty years, he has experimented with a range of styles in a quest for an effective blending of the empirical, the speculative and the aesthetic. Many poems take a fact of everyday life and use it to ‘unfold’ unforeseen cultural implications.
Sixty Poems (Shiliushi shou), his first significant collection, was published in 1989. This was followed by The Naming of a Crow (Dui yi zhi wuya de mingming) and A Nail Through the Sky (Yi mei chuanguo tiankong de dingzi). A representative self-selection of his poetry appeared in The Poetry of Yu Jian (Yu Jian de shi, 2000). This contains definitive versions of two controversial long poems: ‘File 0’ (Ling dang’an, 1992, made into a play by Mou Sen), an extended meditation on the personal dossier and its pervasive influence on Chinese life; and ‘Flight’ (Feixing, 2000), an ambitious summation of many of the styles and themes of his work which deals at length with the destructive effects of modernization.
See also: Misty poetry; poetry
Huot, Clair (2000). ‘Away from Literature II: Words Acted Out’. In idem, China’s New Cultural Scene: A Handbook of Changes. Durham: Duke University Press, 72–90.
Van Crevel, Maghiel (2000). ‘Fringe Poetry, but Not Prose: Works by Xi Chuan and Yu Jian’. Journal of Modern Literature in Chinese 3.2:7–42.
Yu, Jian (2001). ‘File O’. Trans. Maghiel van Crevel. Renditions 56:24–57.
——(2001). ‘Extracts from Yu Jian’s Feixing’. Trans. Simon Patton. Mantis 2:8–29.

Encyclopedia of contemporary Chinese culture. . 2011.

Игры ⚽ Поможем решить контрольную работу

Look at other dictionaries:

  • Jian — Angaben Waffenart: Schwert Bezeichnungen …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Jian Yong — était un ministre chinois au service du seigneur de guerre Liu Bei lors de la fin de la dynastie Han en Chine antique. Agissant à titre d émissaire ou de diplomate, il fut décrit comme un homme sans manières et impudent, doté cependant d un bon… …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Jian'an — Jian’an Jian an 196 février 220 Dynastie Han orientaux Empereur Xiandi des Han, Liu Xie Dur …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Jian’an — Jian an 196 février 220 Dynastie Han orientaux Empereur Xiandi des Han, Liu Xie Durée 25 ans …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Jian Bozan — (Traditional Chinese:翦伯贊; Simplified Chinese:翦伯赞; Hanyu Pinyin:Jiǎn Bózàn, 1898 December 18th, 1968) was a prominent Chinese Marxist historian. BiographyEarly years and educationAccording to reports, Jian was a sinicized Uyghur born in Hubei… …   Wikipedia

  • JIAN’AN (LES SEPT POÈTES DE LA PÉRIODE) — L’époque Jian’an est l’une des plus brillantes de l’histoire littéraire chinoise. On désigne sous ce nom le quart de siècle (196 220) au cours duquel s’effondra la domination, quatre fois séculaire, de la dynastie des Han et se prépara par les… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Jian Wang (cellist) — Jian Wang (born 1968) is a cellist from Shanghai. Born into a musical family, he began studying the cello with his father at the age of four. At the age of nine he was enrolled in the Shanghai Conservatory where he made rapid progress.Wang came… …   Wikipedia

  • Jian Ghomeshi — (born June 9, 1967) is a Canadian broadcaster, writer and musician born in London, England, and raised in Toronto. He is best known as a national on air personality on CBC Television and CBC Radio, and host of the daily arts program Q on CBC… …   Wikipedia

  • Jian'ou — Jiàn ōu · 建瓯 Pays Chine Statut administratif Ville district Province Fujian Préfecture Nanping Code postal 353100[1] Coordonnées …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Jian Nan Chun Hotel Lijiang (Lijiang) — Jian Nan Chun Hotel Lijiang country: China, city: Lijiang (Center) Jian Nan Chun Hotel Lijiang Location Jian Nan Chun Hotel is located in the centre of Lijiang ancient city and adjacent to the historical spots. Rooms There are 83 guestrooms in… …   International hotels

  • Jian Ke Hotel Shanghai (Shanghai) — Jian Ke Hotel Shanghai country: China, city: Shanghai (City) Jian Ke Hotel Shanghai Location Located in Shanghai, Jian Ke Hotel is conveniently located near the city centre and is within easy accessible distance from the Xujiahui Square, which is …   International hotels

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”