Luo Qing (Lo Ch'ing), pen name of Luo Qingzhe, was born in Qingdao, Shandong Province, and moved to Taiwan with his family in 1949. He received a B.A. in English from Fu Jen Catholic University and an M.A. in comparative literature from University of Washington, Seattle. He has been a Fulbright professor at Washington University in St. Louis and is currently a professor in the Department of English, National Taiwan Normal University.
Luo Qing is a versatile artist, well known for his poetry as well as his paintings. Like his older contemporaries, such as Yu Guangzhong and Yang Mu (who was his teacher at the University of Washington), he lives the dual life of a poet and an academic, writing both creative works and literary criticism. In addition, he enriches this textual life with a vibrant career in the visual arts. His poems and paintings often are presented together in complementary sets and in both media. Luo is constantly experimenting with the limits of the materials and genres, in ways that defy not only native aesthetic conventions but also international ones. He is perhaps best known in both media for his playful, often zany, attitude toward established forms. To date he has published twelve books of poetry in Chinese, a collection of poems in English (see the bibliography), two volumes of essays, nine books of literary criticism, and three books of art historical criticism.