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 U.S., earning her Ph.D. from New York University. She
is the acclaimed author of the short story collection American Visa (1994), the novel
Foreign Devil (1996), two poetry collections Of Flesh & Spirit (1998) and The Magic
Whip (2003), the cultural study Aching for Beauty: Footbinding in China (2000), and most
recently Emperor Dragon (2006), a traditional Chinese folk tale, and The Last Communist
Virgin (April 2007), a second collection of stories. Wang Ping is also the editor and
co-translator of 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 and the New
York State Council for the Arts for poetry, and the Minnesota State Arts Board for
fiction. 

Journal Articles

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Into the Three Gorges, Platte Valley Review (2010)
 

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Morning Cloud, Evening Rain, WSQ: Women's Studies Quarterly (2010)
 

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Morning Cloud, Evening Rain, Words without Borders: The Online Magazine for International Literature (2008)
 

Books

Contributions to Books

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Writing in Two Tongues, Chinese writers on writing (2010)
 

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Tsunami chant, State of the union : 50 political poems (2008)
 

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The Homecoming of an Old Beijing Man, Maps of reconciliation : literature and the ethical imagination (2007)
 

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What holds, To Sing along the Way: Minnesota Women Poets from Pre-Territorial Days to the Present (2006)
 

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Rains, Clouds, and Road of Three Thousands Miles, The KGB Bar Book of Poems (2000)
 

Exhibitions

All Roads to Lhasa: a photo, poetry and video exhibition, Banfill-Lock Cultural Center (2008)

Exhibition which examines the effects of the new railway into Tibet.