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LET'S GO and A BOUQUET from: Bei Dao. The August Sleepwalker, translation by Bonnie S. McDougall. New York: New Directions Publishing, 1990.
MIDNIGHT SINGER, FORLORN, ASKING THE SKY, CONTACT, AUTUMN WORLD IN TURMOIL, FOR T. TRANSTROMER and A PORTRAIT from: Bei Dao. Forms of Distance, translation by David Hinton. New York: New Directions Publishing, 1994.
KEYWORD and UNTITLED from: Bei Dao. Landscape over Zero, translation by David Hinton and Yanbing Chen. New York: New Directions Publishing, 1996.
Listen to Bei Dao read his poetry, instructions at the bottom of the page.
Bei Dao. Notes from the City of the Sun, translation by Bonnie S. McDougall. Ithaca, NY: China-Japan Program, Cornell University, 1984.
Bei Dao. Old Snow, translation by Bonnie S. McDougall and Chen Maiping. New York: New Directions Publishing, 1991.
Bei Dao. Waves. Translation by Bonnie S. McDougall and Susette T. Cooke. New York: New Directions Publishing, 1990.
Bei Dao. 13, Rue du Bonheur, translation by Chantal Chen-Andro. [Saulxures]: Circé, 1999.
Bei Dao. Unlock: poems, translation by Eliot Weinberger and Iona Man-Cheong. New York: New Directions Publishing, 2000.
Bei Dao. Blue House, translation by Ted Huters and Feng-Ying Ming. New York: New Directions Publishing, 2000.
Bei Dao. At the Sky's Edge: poems 1991-1996, translation by David Hinton; foreword by Michael Palmer. New York: New Directions Publishing, 2000. (includes works from Forms of Distance and Landscape over Zero)
北 島 诗 歌 集 (Bei Dao's Poem Songbook). Haikou, Hainan: Nanhai Publishing Company, 2003.
Bei Dao. Midnight's Gate, edited by Christopher Mattison, translated by Matthew Fryslie. New York: New Directions Publishing, 2005. (Essays by Bei Dao concerning his life since his exile from China in 1989.)
Aygi, Gennady. The Child and the Rose, translation by Peter France, preface by Bei Dao. New York: New Directions Publishing, 2003. (Russian poetry)
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Bei Dao, Zhao Zhenkai, 1990-1996
(c) Translations, Bonnie S. McDougall, David Hinton and Yanbing Chen, 1990-1996
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