Hai Zi

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Hai Zi (Chinese: 海子; 24 March 196426 March 1989) is the pen name of the Chinese poet Zha Haisheng (查海生). He was one of the most famous poets in Mainland China after the Cultural Revolution. He committed suicide by lying on the path of a train at the age of 25. A bag with a Bible, a book of selected stories by Joseph Conrad, Walden by Henry David Thoreau, and Kon-Tiki by Thor Heyerdahl was found beside his body.

Quotes[edit]

  • 从明天起,做一个幸福的人
    喂马,劈柴,周游世界
    从明天起,关心粮食和蔬菜
    我有一所房子,面朝大海,春暖花开
    • Starting tomorrow, I'll be carefree and happy
      Roaming the world, feeding my horse, chopping firewood
      Starting tomorrow, I'll need nothing but rice and a few vegetables
      In my house by the sea, warmed by the spring air
      • 《面朝大海,春暖花开》 ("Looking out to sea, warmed by the spring air"), trans. John Sexton.

External links[edit]

  • Encyclopedic article on Hai Zi at Wikipedia