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Comprehensive information about Li-Young Lee including biographical information, facts, literary works, and more. Li-Young Lee (, pinyin : Li Lìyáng) (born August 19, 1957) is an American poet. He was born in Jakarta, Indonesia, to Chinese parents. His maternal grandfather was Yuan Shikai, China's first Republican President, who attempted to make himself emperor. Lee's father, who was a personal physician to Mao Zedong while in China, relocated his family to Indonesia, where he helped found Gamaliel University. His father was exiled and spent 19 months in an Indonesian prison camp in Macau. In 1959 the Lee family fled the country to escape anti-Chinese sentiment and after a five-year trek through Hong Kong and Japan, they settled in the United States in 1964. Li-Young Lee attended the University of Pittsburgh and the University of Arizona, and the State University of New York at Brockport . This educational Li-Young Lee resource has information about the author's life, works, quotations, articles and essays, and more.


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Quote Left Man's rich with little, were his judgement true; Nature is frugal, and her wants are few, These few wants, answered bring sincere delights But fools create themselves new appetities. Quote Right
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Quote Left If we did but know how little some enjoy of the great things that they possess, there would not be much envy in the world. Quote Right
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Quote Left Tomorrow is the day when idlers work, and fool reform, and mortal men lay hold on heaven. Quote Right
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Quote Left We rise in glory as we sink in pride. Quote Right
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