All Roads to Lhasa
Multimedia Exhibit (June-July, 2008)
Intended to introduce visitors 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.
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)
Behind the Gate
Multimedia Exhibit (March, 2007)
Intended to introduce visitors 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.
University of Chicago International House
China and the Future of the World (April 28-29, 2006)
See a PowerPoint presentation file entitled "Women in Modern China - From Iron Maiden to Super Model", given by Wang Ping for a spring colloquium arranged by the University of Chicago International House.
Between the Lines
Asian American Women's Poetry (2001)
Watch a clip of Wang Ping explaining how she discovered writing, including a video interpretation of her reading "No Sense Of Direction" (from The Magic Whip) for a production by Yunah Hong. (3:50)
Poets on Poetry
March 19, 1999
Read an interview by Daniel Kane with Wang Ping about poems, poetics, and how to teach poetry to students in grades K-12, as she presents her poem "Syntax" and discusses how speakers of English as a second language can write good poems in English without worrying too much about grammar and syntax.
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)
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) Also visit SusieIbarra.com for her news, performances, and projects.
Minnesota Public Radio Interview
Wang Ping's Long Journey (May 1, 2007)
Go to Minnesota Public Radio to read an interview with Wang Ping by senior news editor Euan Kerr that aired during the Morning Edition program.
Macalester Faculty Talks
The Last Communist Virgin (January 2007)
Listen to an interview of Wang Ping talking about her collection of short stories, The Last Communist Virgin, and how her experiences in rural China shaped the book. (13:11)
Minnesota Center for Book Arts
Winter Book Poetry Anthology (December 2005)
Listen to two poems by Wang Ping as recorded on the accompanying CD to the Minnesota Center for Book Arts 2005 Winter Book Poetry Anthology:
1. Breaker (1:09) 2. Outcry (musical accompaniment by Jesse Katzman - 2:37)
KARE 11 (KMSP TV - MN)
Aching for Beauty (October 2000)
Watch an interview from the nightly news on Wang Ping's book, Aching for Beauty, how she came to write it, what footbinding means, and what she hoped to accomplish. (4:25)
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.