Born in Bern in 1955, raised in Beijing and currently based in London, Yang Lian ranks with Bei Dao as the world's most prominent contemporary Chinese poet. An outspoken advocate of political and artistic freedom, Yang was instrumental in establishing the Independent Chinese PEN Center in 2001. He has published over ten collections of poetry and two volumes of prose, and his work has been translated into over 20 languages. Best-known works include: Dead in Exile (1989), Masks & Crocodile (1990), Non-person Singular (1995), Yi (2002), Notes of a Blissful Ghost (2002) and Concentric Circles (2006).
Yang Lian's website (in Chinese and English)
Yang Lian Wikipedia entry
Author page on Poetry International Web
Author page from Shearsman Books
Author page from New Zealand Electronic Poetry Centre