Winner of Flaiano International Prize for Poetry, 1999
Organizing second event of Unique Mother Tongue (together with Poetry Review, the poetry magazine in UK), London, UK.
Reading and lecture at International P.E.N. conference held in Hong Kong, China.
Reading and lectures at Dickinson College, PA. USA.
Reading and lecture at Words by the Water, a Literature festival, Keswick, UK.
Reading at the seventh university of Paris, Paris, France.
Panel discussion on Poetry Translation held by London Poetry School, London, UK.
Lecture at Xiandai bookshop, Hangzhou City, Hangzhou, China.
Organizing the third event of Unique Mother Tongue in Top Gallery, Shanghai, China.
Reading at Con I’edizione 2007 Amor di Libro, a literature arts festival in Varese, Italy.
Reading at Limoges Festival, Limoges, France.
Reading at Writing Resistance: The Literature of Exile, a festival held by Exiled Ink with English PEN, London, UK.
Reading at Parma poetry festival, Parma, Italy.
Panel discussion on China held by English PEN, London, UK.
Nominated by Independent Chinese Writers PEN, China-Taipei PEN, Sydney PEN, Swiss-German PEN and Croatian PEN as a candidate for the member of board of International PEN join the International PEN 73rd Annual Congress in Dakar, Senegal.
Reading in Friargate Theatre, Lower Friargate, York, UK.
Reading at the seventh university in Paris, Paris, France.
Reading at Poetry Now, the poetry festival in Dublin, Ireland.
Reading and lecture in The Word, a writers festival held by University of Aberdeen, Aberdeen, UK.
Reading at at Milano Festival Internazionale di Poesia, Milan, Italy.
First meeting of juries of Ulysess-Lettre Prize, the world prize for Literary Reportage, Held in Berlin, Germany.
Lectures and readings at Porto Santo, an international poetry festival, Porto Santo, Portugal.
Lecture, discussion and reading in New Writing World, an international conference on Experimental Literature, University of Norwich, Norwich, UK.
Reading at Exiled Ink, London, UK.
Reading at Literature House, Bonn, Germany.
Lecture and reading in ABC, Augsburg Brecht Connected, Augsburg, Germany.
Reading, Lecture and discussion at Mediterranea Festival Intercontinentale Della Letterature E Delle Arti, a Mediterranean festival for Poetry and arts,Roma, Italy.
Second meeting of Juries of Ulysess-Lettre Prize, the world prize for Literary Reportage, Held in Paris, France.
Reading at Bristol Poetry Festival, Bristol, UK.
Reading and discussion in The Tour of Pamir, a meeting of international poets held in Beijing and Xinjiang, China.
As a jury to join the prize given ceremony of Ulysess-Lettre Prize, the world prize for Literary Reportage, Berlin, Germany.
Reading in Brecht-house, Berlin, Germany.
Opening-speech and Reading at the first event of Unique Mother Tongue, a series of Private International arts events as it’s artistic director, London, UK.
Readings and lecture at Sha’ar, an international poetry festival, Tel Aviv, Israel.
A Reading tour held by Swiss PEN in Lugano, Geneva and Zurich, Switzerland.
Reading at Alessandriapoesia2006, an interantinal poetry festival in Alessandia, Italy.
Reading at Lancaster Literature Festival, Lancaster, UK.
Reading and discussion in the first part of Chinese-Japaness poets’ dialoque, Beijing, China.
Lecture on Poetic Space at Haus Der Kulturen Der Welt, Berlin, Germany.
Lecture on the difficult situation of Contemporary Chinese poetry and its transformation in University of London, London, UK.
Poet in residence in 2nd Salon du Livre de poesie de La Rochelle, La Rochelle, France.
Reading at “Fortress Europe: Culture Representations in film, media and the arts”, an international conference held by University of London, London, UK.
Reading at Literature House, Bonn, Germany.
Readings and Lectures at Sydney Writers Festival, Sydney, Australia.
Participate Part one of “UK and Chinese Poet to poet translation project”, a project held by Scotish Arts Council and Cove Park, Beijing and Shandong, China.
Reading at Genoa Poetry Festival, Genoa, Italy.
Reading and discussion at “The Music of Ink”, an event held by British Museum, London, UK.
Reading at Cork International Poetry Festival, Cork, Ireland.
Reading at New Book Celebration Party held by New Zealand Embassy to London, London, UK.
Reading at Book-launch for Concentric Circles (New book published by Bloodaxe Books) in Ledbury Poetry Festival, Ledbury, UK.
Reading at “Amici per Castelbasso”, a poetry festival in Pescara, Pescara, Italy.
Participate at “Know your place”, a workshop held by Index on Censorship, London, UK.
Lectures and Readings at Seminar on Philosophy and Poetry in EGS college, Saas Fee, Switzerland.
Third part of Poet in residence in Cove Park, Scotland.
Reading at the book-launch (for two new books -- one in English translation, The other one in Scots translation) in Edinburgh International Book Festival, Edinburgh, UK.
Participate the memorial reading on the 40th year of T.S. Eliot’s death, held by Poets in the city, London, UK.
Participate the second part of “UK and Chinese poet to poet translation project” held by Scottish Arts Council and Cove Park, UK.
Participate at “Sailors’ Home”, A Private Poetry festival for six poets from six different languages crossing Europe and Asia, London, UK.
Panel discussion at Frankfurt Book Fair, Frankfurt, Germany.
Reading at The October Gallery, London, UK.
Reading at Tortured Language, an event on Poetry and Human rights held by Amnesty International, London, UK.
Holding a workshop on Freedom of Expression in the festival held by Index on Censorship, London, UK.
Reading in The South, a poetry festival, Brighton, UK.
Hold a workshop in Know Your Place? An international conference on Diaspora literature and the subversion of borders, held by Index on Censorship and Ford Foundation, London, UK.
Invited to join a discussion on Holding Berlin International Literature Festival in China, Berlin, Germany.
Reading at City Library of Nantere, France.
Lecture at Oriental Society, Eton College, Eton, UK.
Reading at Poetry London, London, UK.
Readings and lectures at “Les letters chinoises, au Salon du Livre de Paris” (International Book-fair of Paris) and National Library of France, Paris, France.
Readings and lectures at Contemporary Chinese Poetry in Denmark, Copenhagen and Aahus, Denmark.
Reading at “Poetry in the real world”, 9th Middlesex University’s Literary estival, London, UK.
Reading and lecture at Dorchester Literary Festival, Dorchester, UK.
Readings and lectures at Nates, Anjou, France.
Reading at Dunkerque city library, Dunkerque, France.
The first period of a three months grant awrded Poet in Residence in Cove Park, an arts centre in Scotland, Scotland.
Readings at BruggePoesie 2004, Brugge, Belgium.
Reading and lecture at “Kapittel 04”, Stavanger Literature Festival, Stavanger, Norway.
Participation of the event held in House of Lords, and to represent the project of the meeting of three languages (Chinese, English, Scots) in Cove Park, London UK.
Attending Lettre Ulysses Award for the art of Reportage as the recommender of the first prize winning book, A Survey of Chinese Peasants.
Readings and lectures at Festivala Knjizevnost Uzivo, Literature Live Festival, Mersin, Turkey.
Second part of three months Grant awarded Poet in residence in Cove Park, Scotland.
Reading at Burrell Collection, Glasgow, UK.
Reading and lecture at Les Bonheurs de Babel, an international festival held by M.E.E.T., Saint-Nazaire, France.
Reading at Internatioanl Literture Festival of Cloatia, Zagreb, Cloatia.
Readings at “Dichtung Unter Den Bedinggungen Von Exil – Poesie Als Rettung”, a festival held by Literature House of Bonn and Museum of Contemporary History, Bonn, Germany.
Lecture on “Survey of Chinese Peasants” at Museum of Contemporary History, Bonn, Germany.
Reading-tour based on the special issue of “Wen Huo” in Holland and Belgium.
Lecture and reading at “Cunning of Emotion”, a conference held by Banca Popolare, Milan, Italy.
February – May:
Visiting professor of “Capstone Course”, a poetry writing course, in Brad College, New York State, USA.
Reading and lecture at Wellesley College, Massachusetts, USA.
March – April:
Traveling in China as the curator of Writers Train Project (British Council).
Reading in “Yi Hang” poetry society, New York City, USA.
Lecture at “The lure of the Occident”, a conference on the politics of Translating National Literature, SOAS, London, UK.
June -- July:
Reading at 1st Edizione del Festival International “Mountecatini Terme Poesia”, Mountecatini, Italy.
Lecture and discussion at “Dialoques between French and Chinese writers” held by La Maison des Sciences de l’homme and National library of France, Paris, France.
Poet in residence in Auckland University. Lectures and readings at “Poetic of Exile” – an international conference held by Auckland University, Auckland, New Zealand.
Readings at 1st International Poetry Festival in Jordan, part of “Jerash Festival”, Amman, Jordan.
Reading at Poetry Festival Sligo, Sligo, Ireland.
Attending Lettre Ulysses Award for the art of Reportage, a celebration of the world prize on Reportage literature, as a special guest, Berlin, Germany.
Readings, lectures and interviews at Moscow International Poetry Festival, Moscow, Russia.
Lecture at the seminar “Another land another voice: the literature of Exile”, held by Exiled Wrietrs Ink, London, UK.
Inveted to be Writer in Residence by Villa Waldberta, Munchen, Germany.
Reading at Trois Poetes Chinois, Universite Paris 7 Denis Diderot, Paris, France.
Reading for “World Poetry Day” in SOAS, London, UK.
Reading at Lyrik Kabinett, Munich, Germany.
Reading at Celebration of 30th anniversary of Index on Censorship, London, UK.
Lecture at the conference held by Index on Censorship, London UK.
Reading at Book-launch of Notes of a Blissful Ghost, The Commercial Press, Star House Book Centre, Hong Kong.
April, 2002 – November, 2003:
Invited to the curator of “Writers Train Project”, Part of “Thinking UK” project held by British Council in China. The jobs are including: to design the concept of the project; to design the events in the six cities on the journey; to identified Chinese writers; to build up the link between British Council and an identified Chinese publisher; and to prove read the writings after the journey.
June -- July:
Traveling in China and Hong Kong as a curator of Writers Train Project (British Council).
Readings at “La Notte Dei Poeti”, a Poetry Festival held by Provincia di Roma, Rome, Italy.
Reading at Edinburgh International Book Festival, Edinburgh, UK.
August – September:
Traveling in China as the curator of Writers Train Project(British Council).
Readings at Literture Festival Hamburg, Literature House, Hamburg, Germany.
Reading and discussion at “Elsewhere underwrites my existence..”, an event held by ICA (Institute of Contemporary Arts), London, UK.
Reading at International Voice, Poetry in the house, Laudedale house, Highgate, London UK.
Readings International Poetry Festival Japan, Lecture at University of Osaka, Osaka, Japan.
October -- November:
Readings, lecture and discussion at “Poetry International London”, Royal Festival Hall, London, UK.
Writer in Residence in Taipei city, Taipei, Taiwan.
Traveling in China as the curator of Writers Train Project (British Council).
Lecture at Chinese University of Hong Kong, Homg Kong.
Reading Tour in USA: PS1(N.Y.); Dikinson College(Pan.); Chicago Uni., Northwest Uni. Art Institute of Chicago(Chicago); Uni. of St. Louis(MO); Havard Uni.(MA); Yale Uni.(CONN); Columbia Uni.(N.Y.)and etc., USA.
Invited to lecture and discuss in a Symposium in Gate Theatre, London, UK.
Invited to be one of the final Juries by “ International Literture Contest” hold by Deutsche Welle, German Radio, Koln, Germany.
Reading at “ Barcelona Poesia”, an international poetry Festival, Barcelona, Spain.
Readings at International Litereture Festival Berlin, Germany.
Reading at the reading tour hold by “Mother Tongues” in Oxford and Cambridge, UK.
Lecture at “ La Cultura Italiana Nel Mondo”, a conference hold by “ Flaiano International Prize”, Pescara, Italy.
Reading at “Festival Internazionale Della Poesia”, an international poetry festival, St. Benedetto del Toronto, Italy.
Readings at 2001 International Poetry Festival of Taipei, Taipei, Taiwan.
Reading at “World Congress of Poets”, an international poetry festival, Sydney, Australia.
Invited by “James Joyce Foundation” to lecture in University of Sydney, and recording a book-long poem “Yi”, Sydney, Australia.
Reading at University of Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand.
Reading at “22nd Annual International Festival Of Authors” hold by Harbourfront Centre, Toronto, Canada.
Reading at Hamburg International Poetry Festival, Hamburg, Germany.
Lecture at “Literary Language, Identity and Exile”, a conference hold by Swedish PEN, Stockholm, Sweden.
Reading at “Stockholms Poesifestival 2001”, an international poetry festival, Stockholm, Sweden.
Lecture at “Comment La Modernite Peut-elle s’envisager Aujourd’hui?”, a conference hold by National Liberary of France, Paris, France.
Lecture at “D’encre et d’exil”, a panel hold by Centre Pompidou, Paris, France.
Reading at Theatre Moliere, Paris, France.
Reading at Universite De Nantes, Nantes, France.
Invited to visit Taiwan as an adviser of "Poetry International Taipei".
January - February:
Reading and Lecture at " The Power of Poetry: Sound and Meaning of the Wrtten Word ", Pavia, Italy.
Lecture at " Kwangju Biennale ", Kwangju, South Korea.
Reading at " Festival Laboratorio del Mitomodenismo ", Bergamo, Italy.
Reading at " Nomina ", a Poetry Festival, Rimini, Italy.
Reading at " Literaturos Ekspresas Europa 2000 ", Vilnius, Lithuania.
July - August:
Invited to be a writer in residence and Reading at Castle Duino,Italy.
Lecture and Reading which titled " Nightmare Inspiretion " at B.A.C.S. Annual conference 2000, London, U.K.
Visiting Taiwan as an adviser of “Poetry International Taipei”. Taiwan.
Reading and hold Workshops at “Inspiration 2000 Festival”, Glasgow, UK.
Lecture at “ La bussola di Sindbad”, an international conference hold by M. Gorbaciov Foundation and Pio Manzu Center, Rimini, Italy.
Reading at City Library, Feraara, Italy.
Reading and lecture at Uni. of Bolonga, Bologna, Italy.
Reading at ZMK, Karlsruhe, Germany.
Reading at Asian Fine Arts Gallery, Berlin, Germany.
Reading and Lecture at Middlesex University, London, UK.
Invited to be Writer in residence in Taipei City, and hold Readings in the city. Taipei, Taiwan.
Reading at Centre of Contemporary Art, Glasgow, U.K.
Reading at Museum of Modern Arts, Bochum, Germany.
Participated in " the word " - Literature Festival of London, U.K.
March - April:
Invited to be a Chinese jury by International Essay Prize Contest( Weimar, Germany ), Travel to China to selected essays.
April - May:
Invited as a writer in residence at Literarisches Colloquium Berlin, Germany.
Hold a reading tour in Germany at University of Munchen, Trier, Bonn and Museum of Oriental Arts in Koln, Germany.
Reading at City Library of Lincoln, U.K.
Reading at Durham, U.K.
Reading at Ledbury Poetry Festival, Ledbury, U.K.
Won Flaiano International Prize For Poetry and joined the prize celebration in Pescara, Italy ( Gave a lecture " Questioners ").
July - August:
Sponsored by British Council to join the 18th. international Ezra Pound Conference in Beijing, china ( Lecture titled " In the timeless air " ).
Invited by Stiftung Weimarer Klassik and Ghote Institut, to join an international writers discussion on " World Literature " in Weimar, Germany.
Invited to give a reading in the 10th. anniversary celebration of Haus Der Kulturen Der Welt, Berlin, Germany.
Reading at " ohne in anderer Sprache zu sein " ( Kulturtage Lana ), Lana, Italy.
Reading at " Sub Voice Poetry " society, London, U.K.
Readings at " Italian-Scotish Poetry Festval " as a special quest in Edinburgh, Glasgow, U.K.
Lecture at " Images of China in The Overseas Chinese Literture " – a conference hold by " Centre Dialy ", a Taiwan newspaper, in London, U.K.
Reading at " Festival della Poesia " on Italian TV1, Italy.
January - February:
Invited to visit and gave a lecture in Chinese University, Hong Kong.
Lecture on the subject of Translation in University of Newcastle, U.K.
Participated in the discussion at the 50th. year - conference of World Press Association in Stockholm, Sweden.
Participated and gave a reading in Poetry International koln, Germay.
lInvited to lecture at " Eye Witness to History ", a series of lectures hold by Volkswagen ( Lecture titled " A way out of Vicious Circie? China: Continity and ( Radical ) Rupture ").
Lecture about Contemporary Chinese Arts in Akdemie Schloss Solitude, and gave a reading in University of Tubingen, Germany.
Invited to be a menber of " Mr. Knife, Miss Fork ", a journal of international poetry, Sun and Moon Press, L.A., USA.
May - June:
Hold a reading tour in USA at University of San Diego, Sun and Moon Press in L.A., Poetry Project in New York.
Participated and read in Internatonal Poetry Fesyival in Genova, Italy.
June - July:
Invited as a writer in residence in Saint Nazaire, France.
Reading at Literature house in Berlin, Germany.
Participated and read in the conference of Nietzsche's association in Sils Maria, Sitzerland.
Participated and read in Poetry Festival " Das Kunftige Hat Ein Morgen" in Schwalenberg, Germany.
Reading at Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris, France.
Lecture and read at Haus Der Kulturen Der Welt, Berlin, Germany.
Reading at University of Vienna, Austria.
Reading Tour in USA: University of Yale, University of Princeton, Dickinson College, Bard College, The Richard Stockton College in Newjersey, USA.
Reading and Performance at Ealing Center, London, UK.
Lecture at SOAS on Exile Chinese Literature, London, UK.
Writer in Residency at Autonoma University of Barcelona, Spain.
Reading and Lecture at Poetry Festival at Barcelona, Spain.
Reading at AIESEC, University of Freiburg, Freiburg, Germany.
Lecture at SOAS on Hong Kong / China, London, UK.
Reading and Lecture at Oxford University, UK.
Lecture and Co-organizer of “Dialogue in Umbira”, Umbira, Italy.
Reading at “Writing on the Wall”, Royal Festival Hall, London, UK.
Reading at Celebration of 25th Anniversary of Index on Censorship, UK.
Reading at Salisbury Festival, Salisbury, UK.
Lead Public Discussion at ICA (Institute of Contemporary Arts), London, UK.
Performance at ICA, London, UK.
May – June:
Reading and Lecture at “Goethe Semena Weimar”, Weimar, Germany.
Lecture and Reading at “Documenta X”, Kassel, Germany.
August - October:
Invited to write as a writer in residence at Kunstierhaus Schloss Wiepersdorf, Germany.
Visit Switzerland to give readings in Zurich and Basel at the invitation of local city governments.
January – July:
Visiting scholar at the University of Westminster, London, England – asked to give a special series of lectures on the subject of “Chinese novels and stories in the post-Mao era.”
Visit Denmark to give readings and hold a poetry-writing workshop in Copenhagen, Arhuus, etc.
February – March:
Invited by the Rockefeller Foundation to work as writer-in- residence at their centre in Bellagio, Italy.
Reading at “The Modern Tower” poetry society, Newcastle, U.K.
Reading at University of Edinburgh, U.K.
Reading at “Sub Voicive Poetry” Society, London, U.K.
Invited to give reading at the Munich Chinese Arts Festival, Munich, Germany.
June – July:
Invited to participate in and give a lecture at “Breaking the Barriers: Chinese Literature Facing the World” – conference on Contemporary Chinese Literature in Stockholm, Sweden. (Organised jointly by the University of Stockolm and the Olof Palme International Centre).
Invited to give a reading at the “Literary House”, Bonn, Germany.
July – August:
Invited to be writer-in-residence at the “Civitella Ranieri Centre”, Umbertide, Italy.
Reading at International Festival of Edinburgh, U.K.
Editing a special issue on Hong Kong / China of Index on censorship, London, U.K.
Invited to join Board of curators of International Essay Prize Contest, Weimar, Germany.
Reading at " Shanghai Exile " , a poetry festival in Wuppertal, Germany.
Invited by The Ministry of Culture of Brandenburg and Kuunstlerhaus Schloss Wiepersdorf to give a reading in Brandenburg, Germany.
Reading at Frankfurt Book Fair, Germany.
Reading at Literature - buro, Dresden, Germany.
Reading and Performance at “Solitude in Berlin”, Berlin, Germany.
Reading at Dundee City Library, Dundee, U.K.
Participate and gave readings in Poetry Festival Cahier de la biennale international des poetes en val-de-marne in paris, France.
Reading and Performance at “Festival for Experimental Literature and Music”, Heidelberg, Germany.
invited by German magazine Lettre international as a guest editor to edit a special issue on China.
December – January 1997:
Writer in Residency in Yaddo Art Center, New York State, USA.
Lecture in Centre of Arts, München, Germany.
Visit and reading at Bercelona Autonoma University, Spain.
Reading at “Akademie Schloss Solitude”, Germany.
Hold a reading tour in Italy at the Universities of Mantova, Bologna, Genova, Torino, Naples and other places.
Visit and reading at University of Stockholm, Sweden.
Reading in the “Literaturehaus” of Bonn, and a lecture at the University of Trier, Germany.
Hold a Chinese contemporary poetry and translation workshop on the invitation of Marburg University, Germany.
Reading in “Literarisches Colloquium Berlin”, Germany.
Reading at the opening of “China Daily” at Frankfurt/Main, Germany.
Visit and reading at “UK Year of literature and writing 1995”, An international Literature Festival, Swansea, UK.
Reading in “Lyrik-Kabinett” in Kunsthof Türkenhof at München, Germany.
Reading at the bookshop of Wendelin Niedlich, Stuttgart, Germany.
Visit and reading at “Le Festival d’Autonome” at Paris, France.
Reading in “Chinese contemporary poetry and proses programmes” at the city library of Stuttgart, Germany.
Visit and reading at the University of Hamburg, Germany.
Reading in the “Christian-Wagner-Haus” at Leonberg, Germany.
To read and to join the international parliament of writers at Strasbourg, France.
November – December:
Hold a dialogue-recording project in Hong Kong.
Participation at the panel for re-opening of the Villa Aurora at Los Angeles, USA: “Writing and surviving in exile”.
Reading at “Akademie Schloss Solitude”, Stuttgart, Germany.
Reading in the “Literaturhaus” of Frankfurt/Main, Germany.
Participated as Copeland Fellow for the 1993-1994 academic year at Amherst College, Massachusetts, USA.
Gave a reading in Amherst College, Massachusetts, USA.
Attended the New Freedom, a U.S.-Russian poet conference held in New Jersey, USA and gave a reading.
Participated in the Anniversary Recitation of Poetry held at the United Nations in New York, sponsored by the Translation Center of Columbia University.
Visited Colgate University in New York State, USA and gave a reading.
Visited Bard College in New York State, USA and gave a reading.
Participated in Drachenbrücke, an art project in Frankfurt, Germany, gave a poetry reading and a speech on Chinese culture and ideological trends in the 1980s and 90s, and participated in the Recitation Conference for the Fifth Anniversary of the Tian’anmen Massacre.
Invited to participated in the literary project in Yaddo for the second time and gave a reading.
Attended The Fifteenth World Congress of Poets held in Taiwan and gave readings and speeches.
Gave a reading at the Asian Association, New York City, sponsored by the Translation Center of Columbia University.
Participated in the Poetry International London and gave readings, etc.
October 1994 – September 1995:
Invited to write as a writer in residence at Akdemie Schloss Solitude.
Hold a reading tour in the Universities of London, Durham, Newcastle, Edinburgh and Leeds in the United Kingdom.
Attended the “Sydney Writers’ Festival” and gave readings.
Participated in “China Avant-garde” (Chinese literary and art festival) in Berlin, gave readings and lectures.
Held a double poetry reading in the Café Clara, Berlin with the German poet Uwe Kolbe.
Began a lecture course on “Chinese Literature since 1978” to an M.A. class for the academic year at the University of Sydney.
Worked as Director in the poetry and writing room of the NSW library.
Attended the “Book Show” of the SBS television station in Australia, participated in the English dialogue “Chinese Language, History and Culture”.
Gave solo poetry reading at the University of Sydney.
Gave solo poetry reading at the Melbourne University, Monash University and New-Castle University, Australia.
December 1993 – January 1994:
Visited Taiwan, attended the Conference on Contemporary Politics and Literature in Taiwan, gave readings and speeches, and made a round-the-island tour at the invitation of the Bureau for News, Administration Yuan.
Visited U.S.A. to give reading in the universities Harvard, Yale, Columbia, Chicago, California, Massachusetts and colleges Amherst, Smith, Borokue, Dickinson, Long-Beach New School and also gave readings in the National Museum of New York and the “Z” Gallery of Soho.
Joined the art project “Chinese Modern Poetry” held by the Academy of American Poets.
Participated in a well-known literary project held in Yaddo together with my wife as the first Chinese poet and novelist ever invited to that project.
An entry with my biography will be included in the 7th edition of international Who’s Who (in the section of Poetry and Poets) published by Cambridge.
Began a year long stay at the University of Sydney as a Visiting Scholar.
Sponsored by DAAD (Duetscher Akademisher Austauschdienst, Germany) to stay in Berlin for one year as a writer in residence, wrote and gave readings, gave a speech “A Review of Chinese Culture”, attended the Art Festival “Wendland-Symposium”, organized the Art Festival “Lights and Flows”, gave interview to television programs, gave reading and speeches in the Universities of Bachum, Koln, Bonn, Heidelberg, Trubingen, Freiburg, Munich, Berlin and Marburg.
Visited Paris and Dijon on the invitation of the French Ministry of Culture to attend the publishing ceremony of an anthology of four Chinese poets.
Visited the University of Prague, Czechoslovakia and gave readings.
Visited Autonomous University of Barcelona, Spain and gave readings and speeches.
Visited Switzerland, gave readings in the municipal library of Basel, Participated in the Poetry International in Rotterdam and the Art Festival “Poetry on the Road”.
Visited the University of Vienna, gave reading and attended a forum on modern Chinese poetry.
Gave reading and speeches in the University of Milan, Bologna and Napoli, Italy and gave reading in the Poet’s Club in Rome.
Attended “The Seminars of Overseas Chinese Writers” in Norway, assumed office as member of the editorial board of the magazine “Today”, participated in the “Dialogue Between Chinese and Norwegian Writers”, gave poetry readings.
Visited Britain on invitation of the Great Britain and China Coucil, gave readings in the University of London, Cambridge, Leeds and Durham, attended a forum on the contemporary poetry of China at the University of Oxford.
Compiled a text book of literary subjects in Chinese together with my wife, Liu You Hong, in Macquarie University.
Participated in the Art Festival “Writers in the Park” held in Sydney, gave interviews to television programs on SBS about my two anthologies (Dead in Exile” and “Mask and Crocodile”) translated and published in Australia.
Visited New Zealand on an invitation to attend “The Studio of Writers and Translators from China and New Zealand”, gave lectures on “Chinese Literature since 1979” at the University of Auckland.
Together with New Zealand writers, organized the Art Festival “China The Survivors”.
Visited the University of Sydney.
Visited Australia on the invitation of the Australian Art Coucil to participate in the Sydney Festival and the Spoleto Festival of Melbourne, gave readings and speeches in the University of Melbourne, La Trobe, Adelaide, Sydney and the Australian National University.
Elected by Chinese readers as one of the “Ten most popular poets”, initiated the “Survivor’s Poets’ Club” in Beijing, edited the first issue of its magazine “The Survivors”.
Traveled abroad to accept an invitation to the “World-Wide Seminars of Chinese Literature” held in Germany, gave poetry readings at the University of Paris (VII), the University of Bordeaux, Barcelona, London, Vienna and Hong Kong.
Published the sequence “Nuoriiang”. My works have since been translated and reprinted in the magazine Renditions (Hong Kong) and Paris.
Edited the final issue of “Today” as one of the seven members of the magazine’s council before it was banned by the Chinese authorities.
Regarded by literary critics as one of the main writers of modernism which evoked a universal controversy in China.
Participated in the “Spring of Beijing” democratic movement as one of the main writers of the well-known underground literary magazine “Today”, published in the magazine “Dandelion” which was subsequently banned.
Started writing during the “Cultural Revolution”.