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By Peter Min-Liang Chen, Michael Min-Hua Tan, Visit Amazon's Chiu Ming Chan Page, search results, Learn about Author Central, Chiu Ming Chan,

ISBN-10: 9814317489

ISBN-13: 9789814317481

This unique English translation from the chinese language textual content includes 60 poems (85 verses) and 3 prose compositions. It opens a window to the center and brain of a chinese language student who lived from the overdue Qing in the course of the Fifties. It displays the lifetime of a pioneer author of Malayan-Singapore chinese language Literature: his own tragedies, struggles, disappointments and the enjoyment in his relations, acquaintances and his poetry. English motives for plenty of attention-grabbing expressions and allusions utilized in chinese language classical poetry. This name allows an English language reader to benefit from the wealthy and vibrant background of chinese language tradition and language. A better half version of the booklet in chinese language is obtainable - the unique classical textual content translated into glossy chinese language and profusely annotated through affiliate Professor Dr. Chan Chiu Ming of nationwide Institute of schooling, Singapore.

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Line 2 moves quickly on to describe how he is persuaded by her “sermons” and is eventually baptized and received into the Christian faith. A Literal Translation We can take the enjoyment of this poem to the next level by an appreciation of the Christian and Buddhist terminology and imagery and metaphors used. To highlight the imagery used, the literal translation of some selected lines is given. indb 28 A Scholar ’s Path 6/22/2010 3:31:19 PM FA Reading The English words underlined are the literal translation of the Chinese text shown in brackets.

The second part of each of the two lines contrasts her lovely bun of “hair so soft and dewy” with the poet’s own dishevelled “frost white hair”. Her hair is “dewy”, moistened by the late night or early morning dew during the traditional practice of praying to the moon on such a night. By the time we come to the last two lines of the poem, we begin to realize that this poem of eight lines is actually made up of four couplets, each pair of lines complementary and contrasting. The final two lines compare the complete and undivided union of two people (as symbolized by the full moon 一轮月, with the sorrowful autumnal thoughts 秋 思 borne equally by two people 两平分.

He has translated the Book of Changes (I Ching) and has taken part in the translation of the Grand Scribes’ Record (Shiji), published by the Indiana University. indd 35 xxxv 6/22/2010 3:39:54 PM FA Reading Section 1 ................................ Familial Love 和鸣舐犊 The love for his wife and family, care and counsel for his daughters, the joy experienced on receiving a birthday gift from his son. indb 2 A Scholar ’s Path 6/22/2010 3:31:10 PM FA Reading The Messenger of Love (Two Verses) Verse 1 My courier flies west; upon its return Brings a beautiful letter I forbear to open.

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