Born in Fujian and raised in Zhejiang, Yu Xinqiao is one of the most popular and important poets in China today. After calling for a "Chinese Renaissance Movement" in 1993, Xinqiao was subsequently jailed for eight years. His poem "If I Have to Die," set to music, has become an enormous arena-rock hit and stirring anthem of defiance.
The talk will be conducted in Chinese and is located at Frist Campus Center 302.
Sponsored by Institute for China's Democratic Transition and Princeton U.S. China Coalition