Poetry. Asian & Asian American Studies. Jidi Majia is an internationally known Chinese poet and writer of the Yi nationality. Translated from the Nepali by renowned Himalayan poet Yuyutsu RD Sharma, MOTHER'S HAND is a marvelous bilingual selection of poems. The book bears testimony to a sacred bond that there exists among the poets of the world, defying all borders, languages and creed. Majia evokes the indigenous world of his birth place, Greater Liangshan, Sichuan and of his Yi community along with a a celebration of contemporary China. Yuyutsu considers Jidi 'a Chinese Himalayan poet' and sees the poet's affinity with the mountain world as chief fountain of Majia's creative world. These powerful translations shining with energy of the crystal clear Himalayan Rivers will leave a lasting impact on the readers of this ennobling bilingual book.
"Jidi Majia... not only a wondrous poet but, as a cultural force for the transformation of the world through the infusions of the art of poetry... deserving of the Nobel Prize for Literature, if ever any writer was deserving of it. In all the countries I've visited to read my works, I've never seen a more radiant homage to Poetry than what China has manifested through the energy of Jidi Majia."--Jack Hirschman