Born in 1954, Yu Jian is a poet, author and documentary maker. His works include the collection of poetry Yu Jian’s Poems and the long-form essay River of Spirits: From the Lancang to the Mekong. His documentary Turquoise Bus Stop (2003) was considered for the 2003 Amsterdam International Documentary Filmmaking Festival’s Silver Wolf Award. Home (2010), in cooperation with Zhu Xiaoyang, won Taiwan’s 14th United Daily News New Poetry Prize, Taiwan’s Genesis Poetry Magazine Prize and the Lu Xun Literature Prize. His work has been translated into French, German, English, Russian, Japanese, French, Portuguese, Italian, Dutch, Swedish and Danish. The German edition of the poetry collection File Zero won the German Association for the Promotion of Asia, African and Latin American Literature’s “World Experiences” Prize.