Frontier Taiwan: An Anthology of Modern Chinese Poetry （2001）
New York: Columbia University Press, 2001
Edited by Michelle Yeh and N. G. D. Malmqvist
Translated by Joseph R. Allen et al.
Comprehensive in both depth and scope, Frontier Taiwan beautifully captures individual poets’ achievements in the nation’s modern poetic traditions. Containing translations of 400 poems by 50 poets spanning the entire twentieth century, this anthology portrays Taiwan in a broad spectrum of themes, forms, and styles: from lyrical meditation to political satire, haiku to concrete poetry, surrealism to postmodernism, a masterpiece, which shows the development of modern poetry within Taiwan’s unique historical and cultural context.