Poetry is the most concise and precise expression of a culture. A Poetic Portal to Chinese Culture is therefore your smartest start to learn everything deep down inside of the world’s most populated country with the longest continuous history on earth.
Each chapter of the book features four or five classical Chinese poems along with elegant English translations to portray a particular theme of Chinese culture. With 12 chapters named after the months of the year, this book takes the reader through an imaginary calendar year to experience one Chinese festival after another. It will familiarize the reader with all the Chinese holidays and seasonal customs through the year while presenting breathtaking photos as illustrations. It’s definitely a delightful and insightful read!
|Publisher:||1 Plus Books|
|Product dimensions:||6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.47(d)|
About the Author
She has translated former Google China president Kai-Fu Lee's and former Taipei Mayor San-Lien Wu's biographies as well as her own maternal grandfather Yu-Ting Chi's memoirs from Chinese into English. Among these translations, the family memoir book, Nine Memorable Decades, serves as research material in the archives of the Hoover Institution.
Table of Contents
When Ume Blossoms Beautify Winter / 001
Chinese New Year, Lantern Festival &Valentine’s Day / 011
International Women’s Day & Peach Blossoms / 031
Chinese Tomb-Sweeping Day & Spring Rain / 045
New Chinese Literature, Mothers’ Day & Wisteria / 059
Dragon Boat Festival & Graduation / 071
Cool Poetry for Hot Summer / 087
Chinese Valentine’s Day & Lotus Flowers / 097
Moon Festival & Autumn Nights / 111
Fabulous Fall Foliage / 127
Clouds, Winds & Harvest / 135
The Splendor of Snow / 149