Read alsoNow Urbanism
After more than a century of heroic urban visions, urban dwellers today live in suburban subdivisions, gated communities, edge cities, apartment towers, and slums. The contemporary cities we know are more often the embodiment of unexpected outcomes and unintended consequences rather than visionary planning. As an alternative approach for…
Following Tzu Yeh through the pleasure-chasing seasons into her years of bitter memories, the reader places together, but he left her "with a bitter heart still beating to each day’s sun." She weaves. She remembers. "In thin silk dress, red sleeves a flutter" she searches for "a bold someone with a heart of mine" – her gold-orchid friend.
These beautiful and original poems are made available to Western readers in a translation that fuses the imagery of age-old China with a supple, lively modern idiom.