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CHEN DONGDONG, a Shanghai native, was born in 1961 and graduated from the Shanghai Normal University. He began writing poetry in 1981 and his work is known for a highly textured quality of blending the classical tradition of lyricism with contemporary sensibilities. With a family background of music and theatre, the musicality in Chen Dongdong’s poetry is widely recognised by critics. His recent publications include Flowing Water (1998), Book of Summer • Unbanned Title (2011), and The Guide Map (2013).