Hong Ai Bai

Hong Ai Bai

Hong Ai Bai has her Ph.D. in Linguistics from Fudan University, Shanghai and is Adjunct Professor of English at Long Island University-Post . She is the author of Deviation in Advertising Language: a Functional Analysis (2009), three English textbooks and numerous scholarly articles. Her particular interest in language and gender informs her translations of Chinese poetry in collaboration with John Digby. She and John Digby have also published two bilingual volumes of classical Chinese poetry with Cross-Cultural Communications: A Break in Passing Clouds: Improvisations on Chinese poems (2013), and Passing Memories: A Collection of Chinese Poems on Cold Food Festival (2016).

The Sword Dance (August 2009), 8 ½” x 5 ½” improvisation from Tu Fu with introduction and notes by Hong Ai Bai. $6.00

Three Neglected Chinese Women: Three Deserted Tang Poets. Essay on the biographical links between three Tang poets and the women’s lives they describe in “Chant of the Departing Wife” (Li Bai), “An Isolated Lady” (Du Fu), and “A Wife’s Sorrow” (Bai Juyi). English improvisations of these poems and illustrations by John Digby; Chinese texts included. $10.00

“Six Songs From Ancient China”, improvisations and commentary for poems set to music by P. Brent Register and perfomed at the National Collegiate Honors Council conference in Phoenix, AZ 2011.

Li Bai, “The Women of Yue, No. 5”(2011), folded sheet, poem and commentary. $4.00

Li He, “Horse Poem,” No 5. (2011), 8 ½” x  5” poem and commentary.  $4.00

Du Fu, “A Sick Horse,” (2011), trifold 6” x 17” poem and commentary. $2.00

Li He, “Skeletal Horse” (2011), trifold 4” x 17” poem and commentary. $2.00

Bai Juyi, “Selling my Horse Luo Ma,” 8 ½” x 5” poem and commentary. $2.00

      “The Emperor’s Steeds” (2012),  8 ½” x 7” Improvisations on 6 horse poems attributed to Li Shimin who ruled as Tang emperor Taizong (626-649) poems and commentary. $7.00

Horses in Chinese Poetry and Culture (2012), 8 ½” x 6 ¾” Illustrated essay with improvisations on Chinese poems related to horses. 32 pages. $15.00

Du Fu, “A Song of a Painting for General Cao Ba,” (2012),  8 ½” x 5 ½” poem and commentary. $4.00

Cold Food Festival Poems (2012), 8 ½” x 7” poems and commentary related to major Chinese festival. $10.00

Lu You, My Garden with a Bamboo Fence (2013), 8 ½” x 7” 25  later poems by the author with commentary and illustrations. 34 pp. $10.00

Lu You, “Going Out in an Early Winter Morning, (2013), 6” x 4 ¾” poem and commentary. $4.00

Lu You, “To My Sons,” (2013), 6 ½” x 3 ¾” last poem of author. $4.00

Creative Women in Classical China (2103), 8 1/2″ x 7″ poems and commentary. $10.00

Harmonious Duet: A Correspondence of Poets, Wang Wei and Pei Di. (2014). 8 1/2″ x 7″ poems and commentary. $10.00

Bird Poems East and West  (2015) anthology of classical Chinese and English poems 68 pp. stitched binding 8 1/2″ x 7″ $15.00

Chinese Poet-Emperors (2016) a co-edition with Cross-Cultural Communications.


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