Mai Mang (Yibing Huang)

Contributor and Guest Editor

Mai Mang (Yibing Huang) was born in Changde, Hunan, China and inherited Tujia ethnic minority blood from his mother. After receiving his B.A., M.A. and Ph.D. in Chinese Literature from Beijing University, he moved to the U.S. in 1993. He holds a second Ph.D. in Comparative Literature from the University of California, Los Angeles. Huang’s poetry has been published in China since the 1980s and can be found in many anthologies. As a “blindist,” he is the author of two books of poetry: Stone Turtle: Poems 1987-2000 (2005) and Approaching Blindness (2005). Most recently, he published Contemporary Chinese Literature: From the Cultural Revolution to the Future (Palgrave Macmillan, 2007), a book that presents case studies of the generation of Chinese writers which spent its formative years during the Cultural Revolution and focuses on this generation’s identity shift from “orphans of history” to “cultural bastards.” A traveler in the world who has given poetry readings in China and in the U.S., Huang is currently an associate professor of Chinese at Connecticut College.


  • Issue #3 (May 2008): Folegandros [Read]
  • Issue #3 (May 2008): You Are Island [Read]
  • Issue #14 (July 2011): Guest Editor [Read]
  • Issue #14 (July 2011): The Chinese Curse [Read]
  • Issue #14 (July 2011): 吟唱大海 Chant the Sea [Read]
  • Issue #14 (July 2011): 一则关于损失的寓言 An Allegory About Loss [Read]
  • Issue #14 (July 2011): 我们肩并肩…… Shoulder to Shoulder We… [Read]
  • Issue #14 (July 2011): Night [Read]
  • Issue #14 (July 2011): Sad Marina [Read]
  • Issue #14 (July 2011): Dusk [Read]
  • Issue #14 (July 2011): Night [Read]
  • Issue #14 (July 2011) Art Exhibition [Read]
  • Issue #14 (July 2011): Demolition: Zhang Dali in Conversation [Read]
  • Issue #14 (July 2011): Jump Over the Wall of History [Read]