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  • Author:agent Yu Ouyang http://www.poetrylibrary.edu.au/poets/ouyang-yu
Issue Details: First known date: 1997... 1997 Songs of the Last Chinese Poet
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The author has descibed this numbered sequence of 97 untitled poems as " a metaphysical and postmodern attempt to probe into issues of colonization and self-colonization, change of identities in a new country as a bilingual writer, death as a way of imagination and exorcization, and dark Chinese humor as a send-up of what one sees as the flashy but cheap trappings of an Australian read Western civilization, all in a heightened awareness of the approaching demise of the twentieth century".

Notes

  • Dedication: To Whom It May Concern
  • Epigraph: Either the East Wind prevails over the West Wind or the West Wind prevails over the East Wind - Mao Zedong
  • Epigraph: I was the vanguard to destroy the West before it destroyed the world - The Chinaman by Don'o Kim
  • Epigraph:
    A fool lies here
    Who tried to hustle the West - In imitation of Rudyard Kipling

Contents

* Contents derived from the Broadway, Inner Sydney, Sydney, New South Wales,:Wild Peony , 1997 version. Please note that other versions/publications may contain different contents. See the Publication Details.
Songs of the Last Chinese Poet: Introduction, John McLaren , 1997 single work criticism (p. ix-xii)

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Works about this Work

The Year the Dragon Came : Post-Tiananmen Stories Nicholas Jose , 2013 single work criticism
— Appears in: Telling Stories : Australian Life and Literature 1935–2012 2013; (p. 444-451)
Untitled Rodney Noonan , 2007 single work review
— Appears in: Bias : Offensively Chinese/Australian : A Collection of Essays on China and Australia 2007; (p. 266-267)

— Review of Songs of the Last Chinese Poet Yu Ouyang , 1997 sequence poetry
Sleep No More : Ouyang Yu's Wake-up Call to Multicultural Australia Wenche Ommundsen , 2005 single work essay
— Appears in: Culture, Identity, Commodity : Diasporic Chinese Literature in English 2005; (p. 231-251)
Echoes of the Object of Affection Bev Braune , 1999 single work review
— Appears in: Antipodes , December vol. 13 no. 2 1999; (p. 134)

— Review of Melbourne Elegies : Being an Adaptation and Extension of Goethe's Romische Elegien K. F. Pearson , 1999 selected work poetry ; Songs of the Last Chinese Poet Yu Ouyang , 1997 sequence poetry
Aozhou Xin Hua Ren Wen Xue Zhong De Si Wang Chaoying Qian , 1999 single work criticism
— Appears in: Otherland , March no. 5 1999; (p. 96-110) Otherland , no. 7 2001; (p. 225-242)
The Hermit and the Ventriloquist Felicity Plunkett , 1998 single work review
— Appears in: Ulitarra , June no. 13 1998; (p. 167-169)

— Review of Songs of the Last Chinese Poet Yu Ouyang , 1997 sequence poetry ; The Hermit in Translation Stefanie Bennett , 1998 selected work poetry
Untitled Rodney Noonan , 2007 single work review
— Appears in: Bias : Offensively Chinese/Australian : A Collection of Essays on China and Australia 2007; (p. 266-267)

— Review of Songs of the Last Chinese Poet Yu Ouyang , 1997 sequence poetry
Don't Play Games, I Want to Be Woken Up Rebecca Edwards , 1998 single work review
— Appears in: LiNQ , October vol. 25 no. 2 1998; (p. 97-100)

— Review of The Impossible : and other poems R. A. Simpson , 1998 selected work poetry ; Songs of the Last Chinese Poet Yu Ouyang , 1997 sequence poetry ; Out of the Fast Lane Mal Morgan , 1998 selected work poetry ; Surface Tension Debbie Westbury , 1998 selected work poetry ; The Hanging of Jean Lee Jordie Albiston , 1998 single work novel
Four Books, Five Poets Pamela Brown , 1998 single work review
— Appears in: Overland , Spring no. 152 1998; (p. 114-116)

— Review of The Hunt and Other Poems John Kinsella , 1998 selected work poetry ; Songs of the Last Chinese Poet Yu Ouyang , 1997 sequence poetry ; Travelling Alone Together : In the Footsteps of Edward John Eyre Miriel Lenore , 1998 selected work poetry ; Ruby Camp : A Snowy River Series Louise Crisp , 1998 selected work poetry ; Ruby Camp : A Snowy River Series, and, Travelling Alone Together : In the Footsteps of Edward John Eyre Louise Crisp , Miriel Lenore , 1998 selected work poetry ; Trans-Sumatran Highway and Other Poems S. K. Kelen , 1995 selected work poetry
Poetry Shorts Lauren Williams , 1998 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , July no. 202 1998; (p. 35)

— Review of Not Quite the Man for the Job Adam Ford , 1998 selected work poetry ; The Skinscape Voyeur Neil Paech , 1998 selected work poetry ; Songs of the Last Chinese Poet Yu Ouyang , 1997 sequence poetry
Sleep No More : Ouyang Yu's Wake-up Call to Multicultural Australia Wenche Ommundsen , 2005 single work essay
— Appears in: Culture, Identity, Commodity : Diasporic Chinese Literature in English 2005; (p. 231-251)
Aozhou Xin Hua Ren Wen Xue Zhong De Si Wang Chaoying Qian , 1999 single work criticism
— Appears in: Otherland , March no. 5 1999; (p. 96-110) Otherland , no. 7 2001; (p. 225-242)
Songs of the Last Chinese Poet: Introduction John McLaren , 1997 single work criticism
— Appears in: Songs of the Last Chinese Poet 1997; (p. ix-xii)
The Year the Dragon Came : Post-Tiananmen Stories Nicholas Jose , 2013 single work criticism
— Appears in: Telling Stories : Australian Life and Literature 1935–2012 2013; (p. 444-451)

Awards

1999 shortlisted New South Wales Premier's Literary Awards Ethnic Affairs Commission Award
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