Skip to main content
Outdated Browser

For the best experience using our website, we recommend upgrading your browser to a newer version or switching to a supported browser.

More Information

Contributor

Wang Ping

Contributor

Wang Ping

Wang Ping was born in Shanghai and grew up on a small island in the East China Sea. After three years of farming in a mountain village, she attended Beijing University. In 1985 she left China to study in the US, earning her PhD from New York University. Her works include the short story collections American Visa (1994) and The Last Communist Virgin (2007); the novel Foreign Devil (1996); the poetry collections Of Flesh & Spirit (1998), The Magic Whip (2003), and Ten Thousand Waves: Poems by Wang Ping (2014); the cultural study Aching for Beauty: Footbinding in China (2000); and the traditional Chinese folk tale Emperor Dragon (2006). Ping edited and cotranslated the anthology New Generation: Poetry from China Today (1999), and her writing has appeared in numerous journals and anthologies. She has received awards from the National Endowment for the Arts, the New York Foundation for the Arts, the New York State Council for the Arts, and the Minnesota State Arts Board. She is a professor of English at Macalester College.

Articles by Wang Ping

Two or Three Things from the Past
By Yu Jian
ISo hot thenred trucks loaded with burning tonguesforward forward again disappearing deep down inside escaped students rolling toward hometownAh the summer of the era schools closedtheaters closed weeds…
Translated from Chinese by Wang Ping & Ron Padgett
[class^="wpforms-"]
[class^="wpforms-"]