Yang Mu [real name Wang Ching-hsien] 1940-

Also known to his early readers as Ye Shan, was born in Hualien. He graduated from Tunghai University and obtained his M.F.A. from the University of Iowa and his Ph.D. from the University of California at Berkeley. One of the leading figures in the literary scene in contemporary Taiwan, Yang Mu is a prolific and highly respected essayist, poet, editor and literary critic. His most recent book of poetry is She shi [Intervention] (2001).

Works available in English:

  • No trace of the Gardener: Poems of Yang Mu (Lawrence R. Smith & Michelle Yeh),
      New Haven, Ct. Yale University Press, 1998.
  • The Forbidden Game and Video Poems: The Poetry of Yang Mu and Lo Ch'ing. (Joseph
       R. Allen). Seattle: University of Washington Press, 1993.