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May 21 - June 24, 2007: Lannan Residency Program - Uninterrupted writing time for poets, writers, essayists, scholars, art curators, and activists (Marfa, TX)

February 13, 2007: Immigration History Research Center (IHRC) at the University of Minnesota Panel Discussion from 9:45-11AM on publication process, audience and language choice, and writerly identities (Minneapolis, MN)

January 13, 2007: Reading at Long Beach Festival of Authors - Literary Women (Long Beach, CA)

November 7-8, 2006: Minnesota State University Poetry Workshop and Reading (Moorhead, MN)

October 12, 2006: Poetry Reading and Craft Talk at the University of Wisconsin (Milwaukee, WI)

October 11, 2006: Presentation, Women in Modern China, at Augsburg College from 7-8PM (Minneapolis, MN)

October 6, 2006: Minneapolis Community & Technical College Presentation and Q&A, Women in Modern China, from 11:15AM - 12:25PM (Minneapolis, MN)

September 16, 2006: Minneapolis Public Library Keynote Speaker for the New American Center's Welcome Celebration (Minneapolis, MN)

May 23 - June 22, 2006: China - Macalester College Faculty Development International Seminar, Chinese Worlds: Multiple Temporalities & Transformations, and rural to urban migration research continuation (Taipei, Nanjing, Shanghai, Beijing, Three Gorges, Urumqi, Kashgar, Kanas, and various countryside locations)

May 4-11, 2006: Artist Project Collaboration - Movie installation, Small Boats, about Chinese immigrants in London (London, UK)
Transcripts and Recordings
From Previous Events


Minnesota Center for Book Arts
Winter Book Poetry Anthology (December 2005)
Listen to two poems by Wang Ping as she was recorded on the accompanying CD to the Minnesota Center for Book Arts 2005 Winter Book Poetry Anthology - There Is No Other Way to Speak: 1. Breaker (1:09 / 1.6MB) 2. Outcry (musical accompaniment by Jesse Katzman - 2:37 / 3.6MB)

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Live from Prairie Lights
February 17, 2004
Host Julie Englander introduces Wang Ping at Prairie Lights Bookstore in Iowa City. As she reads from her poetry collections during this 60-minute broadcast, Ping illustrates the traditions, both beautiful and brutal, of her native China. In doing so, she describes her transition to life in the U.S. and her inspirations for writing.

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Random House - Bold Type
March 2002
In a conversation between Kelley Kawano and Wang Ping about her interest in the topic of footbinding, Ping explained her motivation for the focus of her dissertation research and resulting book, Aching for Beauty.

Between the Lines:
Asian American Women's Poetry (2001)
Watch a clip of Wang Ping explaining how she discovered writing and of a video interpretation of her reading "No Sense Of Direction" (from The Magic Whip) for a production by Yunah Hong. (3:50 / 9.7MB)

KARE 11 (KMSP TV - MN)
October 2000
Watch an interview from the nightly news where Wang Ping discusses her recent book, Aching for Beauty, how she came to write it, what footbinding means, and what she hoped to accomplish. (4:25 / 9.4MB)

Poets on Poetry
March 19, 1999
Daniel Kane interviews Wang Ping about poems, poetics, and how to teach poetry to students in grades K-12. Ping presented her poem "Syntax" and discussed how speakers of English as a second language can write good poems in English without worrying too much about grammar and syntax.

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