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Polishing a grubby art, Duncan Campbell

The Vertical Harp: Selected Poems of Li He Mike Johnson (retrans) Titus Books, $42.95, ISBN 9781877441035 By all accounts, the Chinese poet Li He, who died in 816 at the age of 26, was the oddest of the major poets

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South by east, Duncan Campbell

The Origins of China’s Awareness of New Zealand, 1674-1911 William Tai Yuen New Zealand Asia Institute, The University of Auckland, $25.00, ISBN 0473104245 Unreal City: A Chinese Poet in Auckland Yang Lian (ed Jacob Edmond and Hilary Chung) Auckland University

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Time to lay the past to rest, Fujio Kano and Duncan Campbell

The Featherston Chronicles: A Legacy of War Mike Nicolaidi HarperCollins, $29.95, ISBN 1 86950 295 7 Within the wider framework of the history of New Zealand’s involvement in World War Two, the “happenings and events” that took place in No.

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