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China's Second World of Poetry: Visuals

by Michael Martin Day


Introduction

Here you will find illustrations that I feel complement China’s Second World of Poetry: The Sichuan Avant-Garde, 1982-1992, recently published on this site. Aside from scanning materials directly related to the book’s subject, I have included out-of-province journals, which are prominently referred to in the text or to which Sichuan’s poets contributed during the period in question.

I have scanned front and back covers, tables of contents, other editorial and organizational information, and pieces of internal artwork when this seems warranted. Unfortunately, there are not as many photographs as some may wish (I worked with words and not cameras during my years in China), but there are enough to afford a glimpse of some of the major figures in the e-book, both from the 1980s and in recent years. Additionally, photos can be easily found on the Internet.

Not all the journals referred to in the e-book can be found here, but more will be made available after I next make my way to my mother’s basement on Vancouver Island where some now molder, and to Minnesota where some materials rest in my parents-in-law’s home. What you see here are the relevant materials that Maghiel van Crevel has collected at the University of Leiden. Also, scanned pictures of journals not found here can be seen at sites noted on this website (such as The Woman’s Poetry Paper) or in my book’s bibliography (such as the cover of The Third Generation at the Internet address given for the Sichuan poet Deng Xiang).

While digging through Professor van Crevel’s treasure trove a final time, I (inevitably?) came across recent additions that could have been included in my book. While the book’s text is now definitive, and including them in the scanned material below accordingly presents something of an asymmetry, I have chosen to do so anyway. First is the second issue of a journal known as Brink 边缘, seemingly published in Chengdu in 1990. It is a university student publication (and possibly semi-official), and is indicative of the poets’ continuing dedication to their art, even during the cultural and political crackdown then occurring on university campuses everywhere in China. Secondly, I came across a copy of The Southern Poetry Review 南方评论, used on occasion as a subtitle to Zhong Ming’s Image Puzzle 象罔. Interestingly, this journal sees Zhong uniting with Xiao Kaiyu as an editorial team (previously Xiao had been producing Against 反对). Formatting, fonts, artwork, and even the contents, however, indicate that this Review was much less Against and much more Image Puzzle. Finally, Image Puzzle’s issues are marked by letters of the alphabet and not numbers, as the order in which the issues appeared remains unclear to me.

An anthology of the translated work of 20 poets - most of them not from Sichuan - will soon appear on this site as well. This will primarily consist of work written during the years 1982-1992, and allow readers to gain a better appreciation of the overall mainland-Chinese ‘avant-garde’ poetry scene throughout the country at the time. Some of the photos appearing here are in anticipation of this publication.




Sichuan journals

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Against Foreward (all except last 3 issues).jpg
Against no1 contents.jpg
Against no10 contents.jpg
Against no11 contents.jpg
Against no12 contents.jpg
Against no12 inside title page.jpg
Against no13 contents.jpg
Against no14 contents.jpg
Against no14 Editor's Prefatory Notes.jpg
Against no14 front cover page.jpg
Against no2 contents.jpg
Against no3 contents.jpg
Against no4 contents.jpg
Against no5 contents.jpg
Against no6 contents.jpg
Against no7 contents.jpg
Against no8 contents.jpg
Against no9 contents.jpg
Against title page inside a plain cover page (all except last 3 issues).jpg
Bashu Modern Poetry Groups back cover.jpg
Bashu Modern Poetry Groups contents 1.jpg
Bashu Modern Poetry Groups contents 2.jpg
Bashu Modern Poetry Groups editorial info.jpg
Bashu Modern Poetry Groups front cover.jpg
Bashu Modern Poetry Groups inside back cover.jpg
Bashu Modern Poetry Groups inside front cover.jpg
Bashu Modern Poetry Groups preface.jpg
Born-Again Forest art work example.jpg
Born-Again Forest contents 2.jpg
Born-Again Forest Editors' Remarks 1.jpg
Born-Again Forest Editors' Remarks 2 and contents 1.jpg
Born-Again Forest front cover.jpg
Born-Again Forest inside front cover.jpg
Brink 1990 1st inside page.jpg
Brink 1990 contents 1.jpg
Brink 1990 contents 2.jpg
Brink 1990 editorial info.jpg
Brink 1990 Editors Remarks.jpg
Brink 1990 Foreword 1.jpg
Brink 1990 Foreword 2.jpg
Brink 1990 front cover.jpg
Brink 1990 poetry info 1.jpg
Brink 1990 poetry info 2.jpg
Brink 1990 Post-Face 1.jpg
Brink 1990 Post-Face 2.jpg
Chinese Contemporary Experimental Poetry back cover (intentionally upside-down).jpg
Chinese Contemporary Experimental Poetry back inside cover Post-face.jpg
Chinese Contemporary Experimental Poetry contents 1.jpg
Chinese Contemporary Experimental Poetry contents 2.jpg
Chinese Contemporary Experimental Poetry front cover.jpg
Chinese Contemporary Experimental Poetry Preface.jpg
Han Poetry no1 back cover.jpg
Han Poetry no1 contents 1.jpg
Han Poetry no1 contents 2.jpg
Han Poetry no1 editorial info.jpg
Han Poetry no1 first inside page.jpg
Han Poetry no1 front cover.jpg
Han Poetry no1 inside back cover.jpg
Han Poetry no1 inside front cover.jpg
Han Poetry no1 Preface 1.jpg
Han Poetry no1 Preface 2.jpg
Han Poetry no2 back cover.jpg
Han Poetry no2 contents 1.jpg
Han Poetry no2 contents 2.jpg
Han Poetry no2 first inside page.jpg
Han Poetry no2 front cover.jpg
Han Poetry no2 inside back cover.jpg
Han Poetry no2 inside front cover.jpg
Han Poetry no2 Preface 1.jpg
Han Poetry no2 Preface 2.jpg
Image Puzzle A 1st inside page.jpg
Image Puzzle A 2nd inside page.jpg
Image Puzzle A back page.jpg
Image Puzzle A contents.jpg
Image Puzzle A front page.jpg
Image Puzzle B 1st inside page.jpg
Image Puzzle B contents.jpg
Image Puzzle B front page.jpg
Image Puzzle C 2nd inside page.jpg
Image Puzzle C front page.jpg
Image Puzzle D contents.jpg
Image Puzzle D front page.jpg
Image Puzzle D inside title page.jpg
Image Puzzle E contents.jpg
Image Puzzle E front page.jpg
Image Puzzle E inside title page.jpg
Image Puzzle F front page.jpg
Image puzzle F inside title page.jpg
Image Puzzle G contents.jpg
Image Puzzle G front page.jpg
Image Puzzle G inside title page.jpg
Image Puzzle H contents.jpg
Image Puzzle H front page.jpg
Image Puzzle I front page.jpg
Image Puzzle I inside title page.jpg
Image Puzzle J front page.jpg
Image Puzzle J inside title page.jpg
Image Puzzle K front page.jpg
Image Puzzle K inside title page.jpg
Image Puzzle L front page.jpg
Image Puzzle L inside title page.jpg
Image Puzzle M front page.jpg
Image puzzle M inside title page.jpg
Macho Man back cover.jpg
Macho Man contents.jpg
Macho Man front cover.jpg
Macho Man preface.jpg
Make It New back cover.jpg
Make It New contents 1.jpg
Make It New contents 2.jpg
Make It New Editors' Comments.jpg
Make It New front cover.jpg
Make It New inside front cover.jpg
Make It New Preface.jpg
Modernists Federation back cover.jpg
Modernists Federation contents 1.jpg
Modernists Federation contents 2.jpg
Modernists Federation front cover.jpg
Modernists Federation inside back cover Post-Editing comments.jpg
Modernists Federation inside front cover Preface.jpg
Nineties no1 contents 1.jpg
Nineties no1 contents 2.jpg
Nineties no1 Editors' Statement.jpg
Nineties no1 front cover.jpg
Nineties no2 contents 1.jpg
Nineties no2 contents 2.jpg
Nineties no2 Editors Statement.jpg
Nineties no2 front cover.jpg
Nineties no3 contents 1.jpg
Nineties no3 contents 2.jpg
Nineties no3 Editors' Statement.jpg
Nineties no3 front cover.jpg
Nineties no4 contents 1.jpg
Nineties no4 contents 2.jpg
Nineties no4 Editors' Statement.jpg
Nineties no4 front cover.jpg
Not-Not Critiques no1 masthead.jpg
Not-Not Critiques no2 masthead.jpg
Not-Not no1 back cover.jpg
Not-Not no1 contents 1.jpg
Not-Not no1 contents 2.jpg
Not-Not no1 Editors' Comments 1.jpg
Not-Not no1 Editors' Comments 2.jpg
Not-Not no1 Editors' Comments 3.jpg
Not-Not no1 front cover.jpg
Not-Not no1 Manifesto 1.jpg
Not-Not no1 Manifesto 2.jpg
Not-Not no2 back cover.jpg
Not-Not no2 Big News 1986.jpg
Not-Not no2 contents 1.jpg
Not-Not no2 contents 2.jpg
Not-Not no2 front cover.jpg
Not-Not no2 inside back cover.jpg
Not-Not no2 inside front cover.jpg
Not-Not no3 contents 1.jpg
Not-Not no3 contents 2.jpg
Not-Not no3 editorial info.jpg
Not-Not no3 front cover.jpg
Not-Not no4 back cover.jpg
Not-Not no4 Big News 1987-1988.jpg
Not-Not no4 contents 1.jpg
Not-Not no4 contents 2.jpg
Not-Not no4 front cover.jpg
Not-Not no4 Post-Editing Topics.jpg
Not-Not no5 contents 1.jpg
Not-Not no5 contents 2.jpg
Not-Not no5 editorial info.jpg
Not-Not no5 first inside page.jpg
Not-Not no5 front and back cover.jpg
Not-Not no5 Notes After Editing 1.jpg
Not-Not no5 Notes After Editing 2.jpg
Not-Not no6-7 contents 1.jpg
Not-Not no6-7 contents 2.jpg
Not-Not no6-7 editorial info 1.jpg
Not-Not no6-7 editorial info 2.jpg
Not-Not no6-7 first inside page.jpg
Not-Not no6-7 front and back cover.jpg
Not-Not no6-7 Notes After Editing 1.jpg
Not-Not no6-7 Notes After Editing 2.jpg
Not-Not no6-7 Notes After Editing 3.jpg
Not-Not Poetry Manuscript Collection no2 contents.jpg
Not-Not Poetry Manuscript Collection no2 front cover.jpg
Red Flag no2 contents 1.jpg
Red Flag no2 contents 2.jpg
Red Flag no2 front cover.jpg
Southern Review 1st inside page (Georg Trakl special issue).jpg
Southern Review editorial info.jpg
Southern Review front page.jpg
Writers' Workshop 1st inside page.jpg
Writers' Workshop 2nd inside page.jpg
Writers' Workshop contents 1.jpg
Writers' Workshop contents 2.jpg
Writers' Workshop front cover.jpg



Out-of-province journals

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75 Poems contents 1.jpg
75 Poems contents 2.jpg
75 Poems contents 3.jpg
75 Poems front cover.jpg
75 Poems Preface 1.jpg
75 Poems Preface 2.jpg
Continent no2 back page.jpg
Continent no2 contents 1.jpg
Continent no2 contents 2.jpg
Continent no2 contents 3.jpg
Continent no2 front page.jpg
Continent no2 inside back cover.jpg
Continent no2 inside front page.jpg
Frontline no1 2nd inside page.jpg
Frontline no1 contents.jpg
Frontline no1 front cover.jpg
Great Commotion no1 back cover.jpg
Great Commotion no1 contents 1.jpg
Great Commotion no1 contents 2.jpg
Great Commotion no1 contents 3.jpg
Great Commotion no1 editorial info 1.jpg
Great Commotion no1 front cover.jpg
Great Commotion no1 preface and editorial info 2.jpg
Modern Han Poetry no1 back cover.jpg
Modern Han Poetry no1 contents 1.jpg
Modern Han Poetry no1 contents 2.jpg
Modern Han Poetry no1 contents 3.jpg
Modern Han Poetry no1 contents 4.jpg
Modern Han Poetry no1 editorial info.jpg
Modern Han Poetry no1 front cover.jpg
South Poetry Magazine contents.jpg
South Poetry Magazine first inside page.jpg
South Poetry Magazine front cover.jpg
Tendency no1 contents and preface 1.jpg
Tendency no1 front cover.jpg
Tendency no1 preface 2.jpg
Tendency no2 contents and preface.jpg
Tendency no2 front cover.jpg
Them no1 back cover.jpg
Them no1 contents 1.jpg
Them no1 contents 2.jpg
Them no1 front cover.jpg
Them no1 Manifesto poem 1st inside page.jpg
Them no2 back cover.jpg
Them no2 contents.jpg
Them no2 front cover.jpg
Them no2 Sichuan poets.jpg
Today no1 1979 reprint contents.jpg
Today no1 1979 reprint front cover.jpg
Today no1 1979 reprint To The Readers 1.jpg
Today no1 1979 reprint To The Readers 2.jpg
Today no1 original front cover.jpg
Today no1 original table of contents.jpg
Tropic of Capricorn no1 contents.jpg
Tropic of Capricorn no1 front cover.jpg
Tropic of Capricorn no1 preface.jpg



Poetry photos

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Ba Tie (left) and Gou Mingjun at Poetry Conf no1.jpg
Ba Tie (left) and He Xiaozhu at Poetry Conf no2.jpg
Che Qianzi at Poetry Conf no1.jpg
Grand Canal Poetry Conference 1988 no1.jpg
Grand Canal Poetry Conference 1988 no2.jpg
Han Dong (left) and Lao Mu at Poetry Conf. no1.jpg
He Xiaozhu at Poetry Conf no1.jpg
Lao Mu at Poetry Conf no2.jpg
Liao Yiwu (right) and Yu Tian 1986.jpg
Liao Yiwu at Poetry Conf no1.jpg
Liao Yiwu, Gou Mingjun (center), and author at Poetry Conf no2.jpg
Maghiel van Crevel with Zhou Lunyou (2nd right), Yu Tian (1st right), and Chen Xiaofan (3rd right).jpg
Tang Qi (left) and Zheng Min at Poetry Conf no2.jpg
Tang Qi at Poetry Conf. no1.jpg
Tang Xiaodu in Prague, 2003.jpg
The Author and Liao Yiwu above Xuanwu Lake in Nanjing 1988.jpg
The author and Lü De'an in Hongkong, 1991.jpg
The author and Tang Xiaodu in Prague, 2003.jpg
The authour with Han Dong, Nanjing 1989.jpg
Yu Jian in Aarhus, Denmark 2004.jpg
Zhai Yongming in Hald, Denmark 2004.jpg
Zhai Yongming in Hald, Denmark.jpg
Zheng Min and author at Poetry Conf no1.jpg
Zhou Lunyou (left) and Ouyang Jianghe at Poetry Conf no2.jpg
Zhou Lunyou 1989.jpg
Zhou Lunyou 2004.jpg
Zhou Lunyou at Poetry Conf no1.jpg
Zhou Yaqin and Zhou Dayang in Xichang 1993.jpg
Zong Renfa (left), author, and Liao Yiwu on Xuanwu Lake, Nanjing 1988.jpg
Zong Renfa at Poetry Conf no1.jpg

 
 
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