European and American Poetries and the Creation of a Modern Chinese Lyric Discourse

Activity: Talk or presentation typesInvited talk


Online talk.
When general readers think of Chinese poetry, they imagine perhaps bearded sages writing poetry in misty mountain retreats. But today’s Chinese poetry is an altogether different matter. But where did it come from and what is it? Gregory Lee will explain how modern poetry differs from that was written in the space now is called China in a language that was as different from today’s Chinese as Ovid’s Latin is from Rimbaud’s French. He will discuss the relationship of poetry in the modern national language to modern American and European poetries.
Period4 Feb 2021
Held atCentre for Poetic Innovation
Degree of RecognitionNational


  • China
  • Europe
  • poetry
  • Modernity