Book Release Reception for Kathryn Kysar
The Loft Literary Center (March 19, 2011)
Watch Wang Ping read "Eating Sushi with Robert Bly and Sam Hamill" from Pretend the World by Kathryn Kysar. (2:21)
2008 Minnesota Book Awards
For Novel & Short Story (April 12, 2008)
Watch as Wang Ping accepts the 2008 Minnesota Book Award in the category of Novel & Short Story for The Last Communist Virgin. (2:14 / 7.4MB)
Environment Thursdays at Noon (October 11, 2007)
View a research presentation file on the new Qinghai-Tibet railroad and its impact on the environment, people, and source of Asian water. (PDF/12.4 MB - for best resolution allow full download before scrolling)
Black & White Violin
Artist Project Collaboration (May, 2007)
Listen to an audio file by New York composer Susie Ibarra that features the spoken poem "Golden Phoenix" by Wang Ping. (8:05 / 9MB) Also visit SusieIbarra.com for her news, performances, and projects.
Macalester Faculty Talks
The Last Communist Virgin (January 2007)
Wang Ping talks about her collection of short stories, The Last Communist Virgin, and how her experiences in rural China shaped the book. (13:11 / 15MB)
Minnesota Center for Book Arts
Winter Book Poetry Anthology (December 2005)
Listen to two poems as recorded on the accompanying CD to the Minnesota Center for Book Arts 2005 Winter Book Poetry Anthology - There Is No Other Way to Speak:
1. Breaker (1:09 / 1.6MB) 2. Outcry (musical accompaniment by Jesse Katzman - 2:37 / 3.6MB)
KARE 11 (KMSP TV - MN)
Aching for Beauty (October 2000)
Watch an interview from the nightly news on her book, Aching for Beauty, how she came to write it, what footbinding means, and what she hoped to accomplish. (4:25 / 9.4MB)
Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego (MCASD)
Artists on the Cutting Edge (April 10, 1997)
Go to YouTube to view "Flash of Selfish Consciousness: The Poetry of Wang Ping", presented by the Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego (MCASD) and UCSD-TV.
All Roads to Lhasa
Multimedia Exhibit (June-July, 2008)
Intended to introduce visitors of all ages to the benefits and dangers of the Qinghai-Tibet Railroad, and to detail stories of individuals displaced by the project and its environmental impacts, visit the exhibit Web site for complete documentary photos, texts, and video.
KARE 11 (KMSP TV - MN)
Road to China Series (April 8, 2008)
Watch an interview from the nightly news on Wang Ping's travels to China in relation to Chinese conflict in Tibet, globalization, megaprojects, and preparation for the 2008 Olympic Games. (2:50 / 9.3MB)
Minnesota Public Radio Interview
Wang Ping's Long Journey (May 1, 2007)
Go to Minnesota Public Radio online for an interview with Wang Ping by senior news editor Euan Kerr that aired during the Morning Edition program.
Behind the Gate
Multimedia Exhibit (March, 2007)
Intended to introduce visitors of all ages to the benefits and dangers of the Three Gorges Dam, and to detail stories of individuals displaced by the project and its environmental impacts, visit the exhibit Web site for complete documentary photos, texts, and video.
University of Chicago International House
China and the Future of the World (April 28-29, 2006)
See a PowerPoint file on a presentation, entitled "Women in Modern China - From Iron Maiden to Super Model", given for a spring colloquium arranged by the University of Chicago International House.
Iowa Public Radio
Live from Prairie Lights (February 17, 2004)
Host Julie Englander introduces Wang Ping at Prairie Lights Bookstore in Iowa City. As she reads from her poetry collections during this 60-minute broadcast, Ping illustrates the traditions, both beautiful and brutal, of her native China. In doing so, she describes her transition to life in the U.S. and her inspirations for writing.
Between the Lines
Asian American Women's Poetry (2001)
Watch a clip of Wang Ping explaining how she discovered writing and of a video interpretation of her reading "No Sense Of Direction" (from The Magic Whip) for a production by Yunah Hong. (3:50 / 9.7MB)
Poets on Poetry
March 19, 1999
Daniel Kane interviews Ping about poems, poetics, and how to teach poetry to students in grades K-12. Ping presented her poem "Syntax" and discussed how speakers of English as a second language can write good poems in English without worrying too much about grammar and syntax.