Ten Thousand Waves: Poems

Ping Wang

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Synopsis: Looking at a wide swath of Chinese history and literature, this collection examines various issues stemming from immigration to America. Wang Ping conveys the voices of centuries of farmers and factory laborers, revolutionaries, writers, artists, and craftsmen. She has a unique gift for telling small stories with powerful emotional effects. The titular poem, "Ten Thousand Waves," was inspired by a tragedy that occurred on February 5, 2004. More than 20 Chinese laborers drowned in Morecambe Bay, England, when they were caught by an incoming tide. They were collecting cockles late in the evening, having been misinformed about the tidal times. The victims were undocumented immigrants, mainly from Fujian Province, China. In 2006, English filmmaker Nick Broomfield directed and produced Ghosts, a dramatic film based on the tragedy at Morecambe Bay. Not long after that, another filmmaker, Isaac Julien, commissioned Ping to write a narrative script for his film on global immigration, Small Boats. When he saw the finished poem, Julien decided to make a film installation specifically on Chinese immigration, which he entitled Ten Thousand Waves, after Ping's poem. Ten Thousand Waves has been featured at the Pace Foundation galleries in San Antonio, Texas, and at the Museum of Modern Art in New York.

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Ping Wang is a translator, a photographer, and an award-winning author of books of fiction, nonfiction, and poetry. She is an English professor at Macalester College and the recipient of the Eugene Kaden Award, the Asian American Studies Award, the Minnesota Book Award, and prizes from the National Endowment for the Arts, the Bush Foundation, the McKnight Foundation and the Loft Literary Center, the Lannan Foundation, the Vermont Studio Center, the New York State Council for the Arts, and the Minnesota State Arts Board. Her books include Aching for Beauty: Footbinding in ChinaAmerican Visa, The Dragon Emperor, and Of Flesh & Spirit. Ruthann Godollei is an illustrator who currently teaches printmaking at Macalester College. She has taught courses in two-dimensional design, women's and gender studies, political art, and performance and installation art. They both live in St. Paul, Minnesota.

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Title: Ten Thousand Waves: Poems
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