Yang Mu

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Yang Mu
Yang Mu portrait.jpg
Native name
楊牧
Born(1940-09-06)September 6, 1940
Hualien County, Taiwan
DiedMarch 13, 2020(2020-03-13) (aged 79)
Taipei, Taiwan
OccupationPoet, essayist, critic, professor in classical Chinese literature
LanguageChinese and English
EducationPh.D of Comparative Literature at the University of California, Berkeley
Period1956–2020
GenrePoetry and prose
Notable awardsNational Culture and Arts Award (國家文藝獎)
Best Chinese Writing in the World (世界華文文學獎)
Newman Prize for Chinese Literature (紐曼華語文學獎)
Cikada Prize (瑞典蟬獎)
Website
yangmu.com

Yang Mu (Chinese: 楊牧; pinyin: Yáng Mù, September 6, 1940 – March 13, 2020) was a Taiwanese poet, essayist and critic.[1] He was born in Hualien County, Taiwan.[2] His work was known for its combining of the graceful style and writing techniques of Chinese classical poetry with elements of Western culture.

He was named the laureate of the 2013 Newman Prize for Chinese Literature, making him the first poet and the first Taiwanese writer to have won the award.

Yang was hospitalized at Cathay General Hospital in Taipei in March 2020, where he fell into a coma. He died on March 13, 2020, aged 79.[3][4]

References[change | change source]

  1. "Yang Mu". Renditions.org. Retrieved 2013-10-22.
  2. "Yang Mu" (in Chinese). Taiwan Literature Library, National Dong Hwa University. Retrieved 2013-10-22.
  3. 陳宛茜 (2020-03-13). "震驚文壇!詩人楊牧辭世 享壽80歲" (in Chinese). UDN.
  4. Chen, Cheng-wen; Chao, Ching-yu; Hsu, Elizabeth (March 13, 2020). "Noted Taiwanese poet Yang Mu dies at 79". Central News Agency. Retrieved March 13, 2020.