A Naturalist’s Manor, by Yan An (trans. by Chen Du & Xisheng Chen)



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Poetry. Translation. ISBN 978-1-946104-28-1. 146 pages.
First Chax Press book in our new series of Contemporary Chinese Poetry.
YAN AN is one of the most famous poets in contemporary China, author of fourteen poetry books including his most famous poetry book, Rock Arrangement, which has won him The Sixth Lu Xun Literary Prize, one of China’s top four literary prizes. As the winner of various national awards, he is also the Vice President of Shaanxi Writers Association, the head and Executive Editor-in-Chief of the literary journal Yan River, one of the oldest and most well-regarded literary journals in Northwestern China. In addition, he is a member of the Poetry Committee of China Writers Association.


CHEN DU has a Master’s Degree in Biophysics from Roswell Park Cancer Institute, SUNY at Buffalo, and another from the Chinese Academy of Sciences. She revised more than eight chapters of the Chinese translation of the biography of Helen Snow, Helen Foster Snow: An American Woman in Revolutionary China. In the United States, her translations have appeared in Columbia Journal, Lunch Ticket, Pilgrimage, The Los Angeles Review, and elsewhere. A set of three poems co-translated by her and Xisheng Chen was a finalist in the 2020 Gabo Prize for Literature in Translation & Multilingual Texts. Find her online at ofsea.com.


XISHENG CHEN, a Chinese American, is an ESL grammarian, lexicologist, linguist, translator and educator. His educational background includes a BA and an MA from Fudan University, Shanghai, China, and a Mandarin Healthcare Interpreter Certificate from the City College of San Francisco, CA, USA. His working history includes: Adjunct Professor at the Departments of English and Social Sciences of Trine University (formerly Tri-State University), Angola, Indiana. As a translator for over three decades, he has published a lot of translations in various fields in newspapers and journals in China and abroad.

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