Galatea Resurrects reviews 100 Chinese Silences

John Bloomberg-Rissman reviews 100 Chinese Silences by Timothy Yu in the Galatea Resurrects:

The intent here seems clear enough: Timothy Yu is sick of the orientalist uses made of Chinese culture and its poetry by ‘western’ poets and others that instrumentally enable their own poetries. He is sick of the stereotypes that so often come into play, so he has rewritten a number of poems by a number of authors that strike him as offensive (I say “a number” because it seems that not all 100 of Yu’s poems are rewrites of other poems). Often, he foregrounds the offensiveness.

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