Hai Shang Born in November 1952 in Shanghai, Hai Shang is an avant-garde poet, a literary critic and a rock-painting artist. He is referred to as “the Folk Thinker”.

His published books include: The Revived Bird, Death, Desertion and an Empty Boat, Scattered Shadows, Manuscripts of Random Thoughts, Origins of Flora of the Mortal World, A Soul Brimming with Solitude, Mistletoe, Embryonic, and his most famous full-length poem Time, in Its Metaphysical Sense. His most recent encyclopedic anthology Star of Amber (Encyclopedic Poetry School’10th Anniversary Celebration Series) was published in 2017. His works has been translated into English, Italian, Spanish, Arabian and Portuguese.