An English Translation of 136 Chinese Classic Poems and Proses
Marissa's Books & Gifts, LLC
Chinese classical poetry contains the true, the good and the beautiful of Chinese traditional culture. I once said, "the more national, the more global". The definition of language in modern linguistics extends to "A language is actually the culture". In today's information technology era, language is still the primary tool of communication. In the nine-year compulsory education period, 136 must-recited ancient poems have become the language materials of every Chinese speaker's utterance. According to the jargon of modern linguistics, these poems have been the conventional usages of native Chinese speakers. In cross-cultural situations, however, this "convention" may bring about obstacles in inter-language communication. This book translates them into English with the intention that, after reading it in contrast, readers can quickly integrate the English-rendered lines corresponding to the commonly-used Chinese poem lines into the communication.
April 14, 2020