|Alma mater Brown University|
|Name Bei Ling|
|Born December 28, 1959 (age 55)
Beijing (1959-12-28) |
Literary movement Independent Chinese PEN Center
Bei ling chinese poet and journal editor
Bei Ling (貝嶺) (born December 28, 1959 in Beijing) is a Chinese poet, and journal editor. He is usually associated with the Chinese misty poets.
Bei ling 10th march 2012
He came to the United States on an exchange, he was a fellow at Brown University. After the Tiananmen Square protests of 1989, in 1992, he founded the literary journal 傾向 (Tendency).
In 2000, he opened an office in Beijing.
He launched a literary magazine named Tendency in 1993 as a platform for young underground writers' talents. On August 13, 2000, he was detained for 14 days at the Qinghe Detention Center, and charged with "illegal publication." After an international protest, he was fined $24,000, and deported.
He lived in Boston, and New York City. He is Executive Director of the Independent Chinese PEN Center.
In 2009, he sought dialogue with Chinese officials at the Frankfurt Book Fair. In 2010, he wrote about Liu Xiaobo in The Wall Street Journal. In 2011, he organized a letter in support of Ai Weiwei. In 2016, he was prominent in the campaign to preserve freedom of expression in Hong Kong after the Causeway Bay Books disappearances, one of whom was Gui Minhai, his friend since the 1980s.
He claimed to have many houses in Germany, Taiwan, Thailand, and U.S.A.