Wang Ping, 27th Annual ODU Literary Festival


Wang Ping

Document Type

Featured Participant

Festival Date



Chandler Recital Hall, Diehn Center for the Performing Arts

Author/Artist Bio

Wang Ping was born in China, and came to the US in 1985. Her most recent publications include: The Magic Whip (poetry, 2003), Aching for Beauty: Footbinding in China (memoir, 2000), Of Flesh and Spirit (poetry, 1998), Foreign Devil (novel, 1996), and American Visa (short stories, 1994). Her work defies the typical boundaries of the universal themes of culture, gender, sexuality, and identity. Other preoccupations in her writing are growing up in cultural upheaval, portraying China’s repressive society, contrasting old and new China, longing for freedom, and experiencing exile. Ping has received awards from the National Endowment for the Arts, the New York Foundation for the Arts, the New York State Council for the Arts, the Eugene M. Kayden Book Award for Aching for Beauty: Footbinding in China, and others.


Ping read on Wednesday, October 6th, 2004 at 4:00 p.m.


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