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Bird Tracks in the Air: Selected Poems of Wang Anshi: April 15

The Canadian Society for Asian Arts and explorASIAN are presenting an online launch of the publication: ‘Bird Tracks in the Air’ by Professors Jan Walls and Yvonne Walls, who have edited and translated poems of revered poet Wang Anshi. Illustrations by artist Liu Lingling enhance the poetry.

Wang Anshi (1021-1086) has always been known as a leading Song Dynasty political reformer, and as one of the ‘Eight Great Essayists of the Tang and Song Periods’ in China, but he was also a master composer of the shorter Chinese verse forms. The program presents poems illustrating Wang’s various levels of awareness and enlightenment, from commemorating conventional occasions to sharing a mystical awareness of the human situation.

Jan Walls and Yvonne Walls are engaging speakers and renowned scholars of Chinese language and literature. They have taught at the Universities of British Columbia, Victoria and Simon Fraser in Canada and in the U.S. and Japan. They have published extensively on Chinese art and literature, as authors and translators.

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