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This unique English translation from the chinese language textual content contains 60 poems (85 verses) and 3 prose compositions. It opens a window to the center and brain of a chinese language pupil who lived from the past due Qing in the course of the Nineteen 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 family members, neighbors and his poetry. English causes for lots of fascinating expressions and allusions utilized in chinese language classical poetry. This identify allows an English language reader to benefit from the wealthy and vibrant background of chinese language tradition and language. A spouse version of the publication in chinese language is on the market - the unique classical textual content translated into sleek chinese language and profusely annotated via affiliate Professor Dr. Chan Chiu Ming of nationwide Institute of schooling, Singapore.

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Born at the beginning of the Sino-Japanese War in Jiawu year (甲午1894), he would have lived through Emperor Guangxu’s (光绪) abortive attempt at Reform (维新), the attack and occupation of Beijing by the Eight Power Allied Forces (八国联军), experienced the events of Dr Sun Yat-sen’s revolution. In his youth, he would have known of the events of the “Northeast Flag Replacement” (东北易帜), the Mukden Incident of 1931 (which the Chinese often refer to as the “September 18” Incident), the “Xi-an Incident” (西安事变).

L3: Although by nature my understanding of matters religious is shallow, my heart does respond positively to her teachings. L4: I am like the normally dense and insensate rock that proverbially nods in understanding and acceptance of the teachings of an eloquent teacher. L5: However, I am not rid yet of the bad habits long ingrained. indb 25 25 6/22/2010 3:31:17 PM L6: I am most fearful of being cast into the depths of Hell in the next life. L7: I dearly cherish the hope of joining her in Heaven.

Indb 6 A Scholar ’s Path 6/22/2010 3:31:12 PM FA Reading undoing the soft silken blouse of a lady. The poet is then filled with anticipatory excitement and pleasure and is greeted by a faint whiff of the womanly fragrance which is enough to arouse his many thoughts. Those not familiar with Chinese poetry may regard such an imagery as unacceptably sensuous and erotic. But it is not at all uncommon to find in Chinese classical poetry such “daring” imagery. Reality finally sets in. It is only a letter.

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