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The Misty Poets are a group of Chinese poets who reacted against the restrictions of the Cultural Revolution. They are so named because their work has been officially denounced as "obscure" or "misty" poetry (menglong shi). The movement was initially centered around the magazine Jintian ("Today"), which was published from 1978 until 1980, when it was banned. Chinese poetry can be divided into three main periods: the early period, characterised by folk songs in simple, repetitive forms; the classical period from the Han dynasty to the fall of the Qing dynasty, in which a number of different forms were developed; and the modern period of Westernised free... A poster during the Cultural Revolution The Great Proletarian Cultural Revolution (Simplified Chinese: 无产阶级文化大革命; Traditional Chinese: 無產階級文化大革命; pinyin: ; literally Proletarian Cultural Great Revolution; often abbreviated to 文化大革命 wén huà dà gé mìng, literally Great Cultural Revolution, or simply 文革 wén gé, literally Cultural Revolution) in the Peoples Republic of China... 1978 was a common year starting on Sunday (the link is to a full 1978 calendar). ... 1980 is a leap year starting on Tuesday. ...


The four most important Misty Poets, Bei Dao, Gu Cheng, Duo Duo, and Yang Lian were exiled after the Tiananmen Square massacre. Other Misty Poets like Mang Ke and Shu Ting remain in China. Jintian was resurrected in Sweden in 1990 as a forum for expatriate Chinese writers. Bei Dao (Northern Island) is another name for Zhifu Island. ... Yang Lian - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia /**/ @import /skins-1. ... The Unknown Rebel — This famous photo, taken by Associated Press photographer Jeff Widener, depicts a lone protester whose actions halted the progress of a column of advancing tanks for over half an hour. ... 1990 is a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


Further reading

  • Tony Barnstone, editor. Out of the Howling Storm: The New Chinese Poetry. Wesleyan University Press, 1993. ISBN 08192109

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External links

  • Jintian

 
 

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