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Chinese Lessons

By lee.2951 - Posted on 31 March 2009 - Update on 28 March 2011

Author: Roberto Mighty
Publisher: Celestial Media
Binding: DVD, pages
"Chinese Lessons" is a biographical film about China's leading translator of world poetry. This film traces his remarkable odyssey from a boyhood in exile to imprisonment during the Cultural Revolution to his triumphant winning of the China Book Prize. Chinese Lessons explores his lifelong love affair with great poets of the world, including Emily Dickinson, Wang Wei, Samuel Taylor Coleridge, Federico Garcia Lorca and Edgar Allen Poe. "Chinese Lessons" was produced in cooperation with Zhejiang Province Television, with assistance from Harvard University, the Emily Dickinson Homestead, the Frost Library at Amherst College and the Whittier Birthplace.