Tai Ji-The Supreme Ultimate (Chinese-English Edition) Panda Books
Gu Xie/Liu Zhimin (translated)
Chinese Literature Press
222 pag. paperback 13 x 20 cm
Against the mysterious ancient Chinese symbol of Tai Ji (the supreme ultimate), this long poem by Gu Xie presents the poet's profound reflection on the dilemma the modern human race confronts in an excessively materialised world, and his ardent yearning for clean soil for Man's spirit. The poem has been widely acclaimed among poets because of its compelling appeal. In November, 1997 Gu Xie sent this poem, which he completed over a period of eight hardworking years, to American President Bill Clinton and at the end of the same year he received the president's kind reply. "Thank you so much for your kind gift. I appreciate your thoughtfulness and generosity. You have my best wishes."